Images from the “Guardians of Velayat Sky-1400” war game, involving the air defense units of the Army and the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), suggest that the new vertical quadruple-cartridge missile launcher is a mobile air defense system used against medium range targets.
The system is apparently equipped with a radar installed on the launcher itself, allowing each launch system to act independently in combat with less reliance on a vehicle carrying secondary radar.
Each battery with four cartridge launchers mounted on the back of a truck should be armed with 8 to 12 missiles.
The shape of the new missile system suggests that the designers took into account the developments of the wars of recent years in West Asia and North Africa. More missiles ready for launch means greater combat survivability on the battlefield.
In addition, the new unknown missile system is believed to be applicable to warships. The limited space on combat ships makes vertical launch missiles, including air defense and cruise missiles, a suitable option.
In recent years, Iranian military technicians have made great strides in manufacturing a wide range of indigenous equipment, making the armed forces self-sufficient in the field of weapons.
Tehran has always assured other nations that its military might poses no threat to countries in the region, claiming that the Islamic Republic’s defense doctrine is based entirely on deterrence.