Iran unveils for the primary time its new AD-08 Majid short-range cellular air protection (SHORAD) missile system mounted on an Iveco Day by day 4×4 gentle truck throughout a army train. The AD-08 Majid is a short-range and low-altitude air protection missile system absolutely developed by the Iranian protection business. The missile system is designed to intercept and destroy UAVs (Unmanned Aerial Techniques), cruise missiles, helicopters, and low-altitude aerial targets. The missile launcher station of the AD-08 Majid is mounted on the Iranian-made Aras-2 4×4 tactical car. The AD-08 was unveiled in January 2022 however mounted on the ARAS-2, an Iranian-made 4×4 tactical car that was developed based mostly on the F-4. 5 Toyota Land Cruiser chassis.

The AD-08 Majid is fitted with a weapon station that has a traverse of 360° and two pods of 4 missile launcher canisters are mounted on both sides. the middle of the turret is fitted with electro-optical methods used to accumulate targets and to information the missile. The system is ready to purchase aerial threats at a most vary of 15 km with a traverse of 360° and elevation from 0 to 12°. It may 4 targets concurrently. The missile utilized by the AD-08 Majid air protection system is supplied with passive imaging infrared (IIR) homing steerage system. It may hit targets with a spread from 700 m to eight km with an altitude from 20 m to six km. The missile has a diameter of 156mm, a size of two,670 mm, and a complete weight of 75 kg.


AD-08 Majid air protection missile system mounted on an IVECO Day by day 4×4 gentle truck. (Photograph by FARNEWS)

The AD-08 could be additionally built-in with the Kashef-99 radar, a 3D cellular phased array system with a spread of 12 kilometers used to detect small plane. Kashef is a collection of Iranian early warning radars developed by SAIRAN. Presently there are three variations in service, Kashef 1, Kashef 2 and Kashef 99. Kashef 99 is a 3D phased-array radar system that’s carried on a car, appropriate for detecting small plane and objects and has a spread of 12 km. Kashef-99 can detect 300 targets concurrently. Iran has lately made nice headways in manufacturing a broad vary of army gear, together with air protection methods that use innovative applied sciences. Tehran has repeatedly said that its army would possibly is defensive in nature and poses no menace to different international locations.

The Iveco Day by day is a big gentle industrial van produced by the Italian automaker Iveco since 1978; it was additionally offered because the Fiat Day by day by Fiat till 1983. In contrast to the extra car-like unibody Fiat Ducato, the Day by day makes use of a separate ladder body typical of heavier industrial automobiles. The Iveco Day by day is produced on the Iveco Suzzara plant, close to Mantova in Italy, the place Iveco has not too long ago made substantial investments to resume the manufacturing traces. The Day by day can be the longest-running car of the Iveco manufacturing and in over 40 years have offered over three million models. As we speak it’s marketed in 110 markets around the globe. The third era Day by day was launched in July 2014. In comparison with the earlier mannequin, the car has been utterly revised; solely the vary of engines was retained.

AD-08 Majid air defense missile system mounted on an IVECO Daily 4x4 light truck. (
AD-08 Majid air protection missile system mounted on an Aras-2 4×4 tactical car. (Photograph by PRESS.IR)