TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Iranian air defense missile system “Khordad-3rd” that had shot down a sophisticated US spy drone over the Persian Gulf back in June 2019 was put on display in Tehran during demonstrations marking the 42nd anniversary of victory of the Islamic Revolution.

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As rallies were held in Tehran on Wednesday with motorists attending parades to celebrate the Revolution victory anniversary, organizers exhibited the Khordad-3rd missile system.

Missiles fired by the homegrown air defense system had brought down a US Navy MQ-4C Triton drone over the Persian Gulf in June 2019.

The Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Aerospace Forces fired one surface-to-air missile at the intruding US aircraft after its stealth maneuvering in Iran’s airspace.

Khordad-3rd employs a phased array radar and can launch 8 missiles by tracking 4 targets simultaneously.

The new version of the air defense system is paired with Sayyad-2 missiles, which can hit targets within a range of 75 kilometers and at an altitude of up to 30 km.