Iran unveils new missile

Tehran -

Iran has unveiled a new surface-to-air missile and two radar systems it claims will boost the country's defence capabilities.

The skyline of Iran's capital city, Tehran, is seen during a sandstorm. File picture: Ebrahim Noroozi. Credit: Associated Press

Air defence chief General Farzad Esmaili says the missile will enable Iranian forces to “shoot down any hostile target”, even at high altitude.

He says the Talash-3, or Endeavour-3, missile was successfully test-fired recently. Esmaili's speech was broadcast on state TV on Tuesday.

The general also inaugurated two radar systems - Arash-2, tasked with detecting miniature drones at a distance of 150km, and also Kayhan, said to be capable of detecting cruise missiles and drones.

Tehran regularly announces military advances that cannot be independently verified.

It has surface-to-surface missiles with a range of about 2 000km, enough to reach Israel and US military bases in the region. - Sapa-AP