Iranian made SAMs

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It honestly looks more like a Loitering munitions than SAM's. It even has a Jet propulsion.
 

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It honestly looks more like a Loitering munitions than SAM's. It even has a Jet propulsion.
Yes,that is in fact exactly what it is.
Initially when the first pictures of these weapons in component form were first shown there was speculation based on the laser proximity fuse that it was a short ranged sam system,possibly a beam rider.
Interestingly we`ve seen the "bow tie" type control surfaces used once before on a new precision guidance retro fit for the old iranian nazeat artillery rocket.
 

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Those are interesting speculation. Tho i'm still have my doubt especially regarding the flight ceiling and the SAM roles. Martlet is being advertised as Air to surface weapon yet it also have laser fuze.

The "endurance" tactics is also source of doubt as it implies a pure pursuit kinematics which.. kinda doubt any anti aircraft missile would pursuit as it essentially requires ability to fly twice the range of when it used for a head-on attacks. Plus it's pursuing meaning that the target will always be opening. unless the missile can keep T/W to 1 or more i dont think it's a good tactics.

The turbojet it may also subject to Thrust lapse where it lost thrust as a function of altitude. the 51 Lb SLS Olympus turbojet it use would only have 20 Lb at 10 Km altitude.
 
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New short ranged missile,9th dey,unveiled for the third of khordad sam system
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Interestingly there also appears to be a shorter ranged version of the sayyad 3 missile for the 15th khordad sam system.
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Heres a recent vid of what looks very much like a "358" intercepting a scan eagle uav in yemen

This is at least the second time its been used to engage a uav,with a prior ch4 shoot down likely to its credit.

Ah! I'd been wondering about the role - as it could only intercept relatively slow and non-manoeuvring targets... but the idea that this design is intended to clear the sky of remotely piloted drones at medium/low altitudes makes a lot of sense!
 

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It seems to me that the 358 missile category should replace the bulk of manpads in service. The advantage of the conventional manpad is perhaps in effectiveness against strafing fast fliers and a faster response time against pop up targets, while the 358 can deal with MALE drones designed to stay out of manpad range, or rotorcraft using standoff or pop up attacks.

MALE drones enables very low cost aerial control of the ground, and any ground force would need to neutralize this threat for the ground force to any chance at maneuver. Man packed missile is easy to hide, the design is not too expensive and it works.-
 

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