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surface-to-air missile

[′sər·fəs tü ′er ‚mis·əl]
(ordnance)
A guided missile designed to be fired at an airborne target from the ground or from the deck of a surface ship; examples include Bomarc, Hawk, Nike, Talos, Tartar, Terrier, and Wizard. Abbreviated SAM.
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citizen convicted of conspiring to provide material support to the Taliban and acquire anti-aircraft missiles was sentenced Wednesday to 25 years in prison.
Production of this simulator enabled us to teach all the officers need about Hawk anti-aircraft missile system," Commander of Khatam ol-Anbia Air Defense Base Brigadier General Farzad Esmayeeli said at the time.
US Secretary of State John Kerry referred to an alleged shipment of S-300 anti-aircraft missile systems from Russia, saying it was "not helpful to have the S-300s transferred to the region" while the US and other countries are organizing a peace conference expected to be held in Geneva in June.
With a strike range of 25 km and capable of carrying warhead of 60 kg, the anti-aircraft missile was test fired from a mobile launcher at launch complex-III of the ITR.
The Islamic Republic last week unveiled a brand new anti-aircraft missile that Defense Minister Mostafa Mohammad-Najjar called one of the "most important and complex" weapons projects ever undertaken by Iran's defense industry since the 1979 revolution.
The flight was a steppingstone toward developing technologies to allow such aircraft to conduct coordinated attacks against such targets as anti-aircraft missile sites.
It reportedly showed 62 sites at the airport where al-Qaeda were most likely to launch anti-aircraft missile strikes.
He said it could have been the result of a malfunction in an anti-aircraft missile.
Brett Morris, spokesman for the British-US Joint Task Force, says British Tornado warplanes have bombed an anti-aircraft missile site near Basra in the south of the country "in response to Iraq's hostile activities" against patrolling the "no-fly" zones.
TEHRAN (FNA)- Commander of Iran's Khatam ol-Anbia Air Defense Base Brigadier General Farzad Esmayeeli said Iran still continues to optimize its indigenized S-200 anti-aircraft missile shield and plans a new tactical use for the system.
The anti-aircraft missile is already part of the Indian Army and the Indian Air Force.
The Pentagon says it does not expect Russia's S-300 anti-aircraft missile system to be delivered to Iran any time this year.