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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....

Iran Tests New Mersad Missile System and Basheer Radar

On November 6, the Iranian Army and the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) fired new surface-to-air missiles from the indigenously-developed Mersad missile system on the second day of large-scale joint military exercises. The Mersad system is normally paired with the Shalamcheh surface-to-air missile, but the new missiles and carrier vehicle enhance Mersad’s mobility and range....