Iran Tests Air Defenses

On November 22, Iran’s military completed an air and missile defense exercise in the country’s central region, designated “Guardians of Velayat Sky-98.” According to Iranian state media, the drills tested Iran’s Khordad 15, Talash, and Mersad air and missile defense systems. Further imagery suggests that the drills also included Iran’s Russian-made S-300 air defense system. In the exercise, the Talash and Mersad systems respectively shot down high altitude and simulated cruise missile targets, while the Khordad 15 completed an unspecified test.