"Iranian Morpheus" shown before the Russian one

Chinese tried it with the FM-3000, but needed to spread it on two vehicles

What makes it special?
➡️ Multirole X-band AESA, multiple engagement
➡️ Omni directional missile launch (unlike Tor)
➡️ Less moving parts than rotating Tor
You may ask whats the deal about a Morpheus-like system?

➡️ More continuous operation (protection)
➡️ Due to higher reliability lower energy demand
➡️ Due to less moving parts (not rotating turret), distributed RF energy source (TRMs)
➡️ Just one multi-role AESA radar
Now you may say the new Iranian SAM system uses a rotating radar and hence can't work in such a Morpheus/"Sleep" stand-by mode.

Answer: A battery of four could very well work like the Morpheus, each electronically scanning a 90° sector (but yet unconfirmed, too few information)

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11 Jun 20
So how can we quantify Salman's performance?

In the retweeted tweet I did a tech. based estimate

However due to the graph from the launch we can work with hard numbers

Here a step by step recipe, with the result of 8% empty mass at low l/d ratio: An impressive performance

In my latest blogpost I show how the calculation for modelling a missile is done: Its no rocketscience...

- Model the Ghadr 1st stage via its officially published parameters

- Modify the model with a payload that would result in the 2800m/s delta v from the graph

- Create a estimation model of the Salman from its outside dimensions and a reasonable estimated Isp (270s-290s).
The rest of the calculated modified Ghadr payload is for the 3rd stage and sat

- Look at what structural ratio this Salman would need to have to create 2420m/s

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