Iran: Missile/Rocket Arsenal (updated)

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posted on Apr, 5 2006 @ 06:04 AM
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Here is a list of the current missile arsenal within the Iranian Armed Forces..
I'll update as soon as I get more info on the rest.



Codename: Kosar
Type: Surface-to-sea
Existance: Confirmed
Based on: Chinese C-701/YJ7 Anti-Ship Missile
Original amount purchased: 75-200(?)
Amount domestically produced: Unknown
Reverse-engineered: Most likely



SPECIFICATIONS (based on Chinese C-701/YI7)
Length: 2.507 m
Diameter: 0.18 m
Wingspan: 0.587 m (unfolded); or 0.450 m (folded)
Weight: 100 kg
Warhead: 29 kg time-delayed semi-armour-piercing high-explosive
Propulsion: Solid rocket engine
Max Speed: 0.8 Mach
Min Range: 0.5 km
Max Range: 15-20 km
Flight Altitude: 15-20 m
Guidance Mode: TV-homing
Single-Shot Hit Probability: 95%

Codename: Noor
Type: Surface-to-sea
Existance: Confirmed
Based on: Chinese C-802 Anti-Ship Missile
Original amount purchased: 60
Amount domestically produced: Unknown
Reverse-engineered: Most likely



SPECIFICATIONS (based on Chinese C-802)
Total length: 6.39 m
Diameter: 36 cm
Wingspan: 1.18 m
Weight: 715 kg
Warhead Weight: 165 kg HE
Propulsion
Maximum Speed: Mach 0.9
Maximum effective range: 120 km
Guidance mode: active / inertial

Codename: RAAD
Type: Surface-to-sea
Existance: Confirmed
Based on: Chinese HY-2 Anti-Ship Missile
Original Amount Purchased: 80(?)
Amount domestically produced: Unknown


Images of the missile, referred to as the Raad, clearly show its design from
the Chinese Silkworm. The fuselage, however, has been lengthened, and jet
engine intake ducts have been placed forward of the rear control surfaces.
The Raad missile provides Iran with a long-range standoff-attack capability
against naval targets. Iranian press reports describe Raad as capable of
being ship-or shore-launched. The Raad is reportedly in production.
According to Aviation Week, Iranian Defense Minister Ali Shamkhani was
reported saying that Raad had a range in excess of 300 miles.




SPECIFICATIONS
Length: 7.48 m
Diameter: 0.76 m
Wingspan: 2.4 m
Weight: 2,998 kg
Warhead: 513 kg shape charged high-explosive
Propulsion: One liquid rocket engine and one solid rocket booster
Max Speed: 0.8 Mach (Iranian RAAD claim 1 Mach)
Max Range: 135-200km (Chinese HY-2) 300miles (Iranian RAAD own version)
Flight Altitude: 30-50 m
Guidance Mode: Inertial and monopulse active radar
Single Hit Probability: 70%


Codename: Unknown
Existance: Unknown
Type: Surface-to-sea
Based on: Russian SS-N-26 (Yakhont) anti-ship missile.
Original Amount Purchased: Unknown
Amount domestically produced: Unknown




Designed by NPO Mashinostroyeniya, the Yakhont ASCM (Anti-Ship Cruise
Missile) meets all principal requirements to anti-ship missiles of the fourth
generation - low weight and dimensions (eight missiles can be placed in the
hull of a slightly modernized Amur Class sub, or it can replace four P-15
Termit [SS-N-2a Styx] anti-ship missiles), employs stealth technology, has
supersonic flight speed and a completely independent guidance system based on the fire-and-forget concept. The missile is 8.9 meters (29.1 feet) in length.
It can be launched from ships, aircraft, submarines, or even ground mobile
launchers and is fired from a unified encapsulated ampoule - shaped
transporter - launching container. Flight speed is at Mach 2.0+, using a
kerosene liquid-fuel ramjet, with a terminal run at Mach 2.5.
Range is at 300 km in a hi-lo profile or at 120 km at altitudes of 5-15
metres, in a lo-lo profile. A regular mid-course phase of the flight occurs
at 15 km. If and when launched from submarines, the vessel must be fitted
with 650mm torpedo tubes. An operational missile designed for hitting complex
sea-based and in-shore targets, a vessel armed with the Yakhount can carry
out combat operations against warships or even against carrier battle groups.
Yakhont's navigation system uses an inertial guidance system based on the
present target location data. At a pre-calculated flight point (around 25 - 80 km), a brief turn-on of the homing scanner occurs, resulting in exact
determination of target location. After that, the homing system turns on only
when the Yakhont leaves the radio horizon and drops its altitude to 5 - 15
metres, i.e. a few seconds before hitting the target. It carries a 250 kg (553lbs.) warhead.



Codename: Misaqh 1/2
Type: Surface-to-air
Existance: Confirmed
Based on: Chinese QW-1/2 Vanguard
Mass-produced under license



SPECIFICATIONS
System Length: 1.532m
System Weight: 16.5kg
Missile Length: N/A
Missile Diameter: 0.071m
Missile Launch Weight: N/A
Propulsion: Single stage solid rocket
Operating Altitude: 0.03 ~ 4km
Operating Range: 0.5 ~ 5km
Maximum Speed: 600m/s
Guidance: Infrared
Warhead: 0.57kg HE fragmentation

Codename: Fajr
Based on: US RIM-66 standard SM-1 (US Sold Iran the SM-1 in '80s)
Type: Surface-to-air and surface-to-surface missile
Existance: confirmed



SPECIFICATIONS
Primary Function: Surface to air missile.
Power plant: Dual thrust, solid fuel rocket.
Length: 14 feet, 7 inches (4.41 meters).
Weight: 1,100 pounds
Diameter: 13.5 inches (34.3 cm).
Wing Span: 3 feet 6 inches (1.08 meters).
Range: 15-20 miles
Guidance system: Semi-active radar homing.
Warhead: Proximity fuse, high explosive.


Iran test-fires two rounds of a missile, said to be an improved version of
the RIM-66 Standard SM-1 surface-to-air missile. According to Iranian
spokesman Rear Admiral Abdullah Manavi, the development of the
missile—assigned the name Fajr—took almost four years. Some of the parts of
the modified missile had been built by the Iranian Navy experts. The
missile's electronics have been digitized, permitting the use of a
frequency-agile receiver for the semi-active command guidance system. This
affords greater resistance to jamming measures. The solid-fueled motors,
warhead, and power cells are now being manufactured indigenously.


Codename: Unknown
Type: Surface-to-air
Based on: US HAWK SAM
Amount purchased: 37 Improved Hawk battalions and 1811 Missiles.
Domestically produced.
Actively and effectively used in the Iran-Iraq war.




SPECIFICATIONS
Length: 5.03 m (16 ft 6 in)
Finspan: 1.19 m (3 ft 11 in)
Diameter: 37 cm (14.5 in)
Weight: 635 kg (1400 lb)
Speed: Mach 2.5
Ceiling: 17700 m (58000 ft)
Range: 40 km (25 miles)
Warhead: 74 kg (163 lb) blast-fragmentation

Codename: Ghareh
Type: Surface-to-air
Based on: Russian S-200 / SA-5
Amount purchased: Unknown.
Iran domestically produces their own version of the S-200.



SPECIFICATIONS
Maximum Speed: 4 Mach
Effective Altitude: 30.5 km
Effective Range: 300-315 km
Warhead HE 215kg
Fuze: Proximity and command
Kill Radius: Unknown

Codename: Sayyad 1
Type: Surface-to-air
Based on: Chinese HQ-2B (SA-2)
Amount Purchased: Unknown
Iran domestically produces these.




SPECIFICATIONS
Missile Length: 10.8 m
Missile Diameter: 0.5 m (main body); 0.65 (accelerate rocket)
Missile Wingspan: N/A
Launch Weight: 2,322 kg
Operating Altitude: 1 ~ 27 km
Operating Range:7 ~ 40 km
Maximum Speed: 1,250 m/sec
Warhead: 190 kg high explosive
Single Shot Hit Probability: 73%

Codename: Shahab Thaqeb
Type: Surface-to-air
Based on: Chinese HQ-7 (FM-80)
Amount Purchased: Unknown




SPECIFICATIONS
Total length: 3.0 m
Diameter: 0.15 m
Wingspan: 0.55 m
Weight: 85 kg
Maximum Speed: Mach 2.3
Operating altitude: 15 - 5500 m
Operating range: 8000 - 12000 m
Guidance mode: Radar, IR & optical

Codename: Unknown
Type: Surface-to-air TOR-M1 9M330
Amount Purchased: 29





Tor M1 can detect and track up to 48 targets (minimum radar cross section of
0.1 square meter) at a maximum range of 25 km, and engage two of them
simultaneously, at a speed of up to 700 m/sec, and at a distance of 1 to 12
km. The system's high lethality (aircraft kill probability of 0.92-0.95) is
maintained at altitude of 10 – 6,000 m'. The vertically launched,
single-stage solid rocket propelled missile is capable of maneuvering at
loads up to 30gs. It is equipped with a 15kg high-explosive fragmentation
warhead activated by a proximity fuse.


Codename: Sattar Family (Sattar 1, 2, 3 and 4)
Type: Air-to-Surface
Based on: Unknown. All Iran on this one apperantly.
Amount in Possesion: Unknown
Iranian F-4E/F-5E deploy these missiles.


Sattar-1


Sattar-3


Sattar-4

SPECIFICATIONS
The Sattar-1 reportedly has a 20km range, and the Sattar-2 a 30km range.
Unable to find specs for Sattar-3 and 4.

Codename: Zoobin and Qadr
Type: Precision Guided Munitions
Iran domestically designed and produced.
Amount in possesion: Unknown


Zoobin


Qadr


Iran's first generation of air-launched PGMs has been developed by the missile-manufacturing companies of the Iranian Ministry of Defence (and not the well-established Aerospace Industries Organisation, builder of Iran's surface-to-surface guided weapons). The GBU-67/9A Qadr is an unpowered Electro-Optically guided Glide-Bomb (EO GB), built around a 2,000 lb Mk 84 class bomb body. Both the Qadr and the Zoobin have been designed around standard US-pattern general-purpose bomb shapes, from existing IRIAF stocks. Both weapons have also been given US-style `GBU' and `AGM' designations, although the designers say that these numbers have no greater significance beyond inventory management and parts stocks.


Codename: Fajre-Darya
Type: Surface-to-sea / Air-to-sea
Improved versions of Chinese C-802/C-801
Amount in Possesion: Unknown




The Iranian Navy's new Fajre-Darya anti-ship missile will be test-fired during manoeuvres in the Gulf of Oman between 25 September and 2 October, according to the commander of the Iranian Navy Adm Abbas Mohtaj. The missile is believed to be land-based. The Iranians are believed to have been working for some time on developing longer-range versions of the Chinese C-801 and C-802 anti-ship missiles, deployed in both land- and ship-launched versions.


Codename: Fateh A-110
Type: Surface-to-Surface
Iran has domestically produced this improved Scud version.



SPECIFICATIONS
Alternate Name: Mershad
Class: SRBM (GPS)
Basing: Road mobile
Payload: Single warhead, 500 kg
Warhead: HE, chemical, submunitions
Length: 8.86 m
Diameter: 0.61 m
Launch Weight: 3,450 kg
Propulsion: Single-stage solid
Range: 210-400 km (?)

Codename: Shahab-3 also known as Zelzal (Earthquake)
Type: Surface-to-Surface
Based on: Korean No-Dong-1
Amount in possesion: 300-500(?)



SPECIFICATIONS
Class: MRBM
Basing: Road mobile
Payload: Single warhead, 1,200 kg
Warhead: 800 kg; HE, chemical, submunitions
Length: 16.58 m
Diameter: 1.38 m
Launch Weight: 17,410 kg
Propulsion: Single-stage liquid
Range: 1,200-1,400 km

Codename: Shahab-4
Type: Surface-to-Surface
Based on: Russian SS-4
Currently in development

Picture of the Russian SS-4 (no pictures available of the Shahab-4)



SPECIFICATIONS
Class: MRBM
Basing: Road mobile
Payload: Single warhead
Warhead: HE, chemical
Propulsion: Single-stage liquid
Range: 2,000-3,000 km


Codename: Unknown
Type: Anti-ship missile.
Based on: Copy of Russian SS-N-22 Sunburn (Moskit)
Possession: Unconfirmed

Picture of the Russian Sunburn:


SPECIFICATIONS
Total length: 9.745 m
Wingspan: 2.10 m
Weight: 4500 kg
Warhead Weight: 320 kg
Maximum Speed: Mach 2-3
Maximum effective range: 90km-250km
Flight Altitude: 20 meters above sea level
Guidance mode: active radar

Codename: Kite-2000
Type: Air-to-surface / surface-to-surface Cruise missile (?)
Iranian domestically produced



Specs unknown.

Kh-55 / AS-15 Air-to-Surface cruise missile



SPECIFICATIONS
Total length: 8.09 m
Diameter: 0.514 m
Wingspan : 3.10 m
Weight : 1700 kg
Warhead: 200-kt nuclear
Speed : Mach 0.48-0.77
Maximum effective range: 2500-3000 km
Flight Altitude: 40-110 m
Circular Error Probable: 150 m / 165-yd
Carried by : Tu-95M-55, Tu-95MS, Tu-160

References:

www.vectorsite.net...
www.sinodefence.com...
www.sinodefence.com...
www.newsmax.com...
www.worldtribune.com...
www.bharat-rakshak.com...
www.nti.org...
www.clw.org...
www.globalsecurity.org...
www.globalsecurity.org...
Iran Military Forum
www.missilethreat.com...
www.globalsecurity.org...


[edit on 5-4-2006 by shire19]




posted on Apr, 5 2006 @ 10:13 AM
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Nice list but you should have added it too the iranian missile database in my signiture.



posted on Apr, 5 2006 @ 11:20 AM
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Originally posted by iqonx
Nice list but you should have added it too the iranian missile database in my signiture.


Thanks, I didnt notice that thread



posted on Apr, 5 2006 @ 11:58 AM
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whats the point of this thread? to show us all how big and hard the irainian army is because they have lots of missiles?

If u want a competition with the us then i counted 13 iranien missiles (i might have made a mistake and if i have i apologise but im fairly sure its 13) the us have over 60 missiles in their armoury currently. so 13 is pretty poo.

Justin



posted on Apr, 5 2006 @ 12:25 PM
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Originally posted by justin_barton3
whats the point of this thread? to show us all how big and hard the irainian army is because they have lots of missiles?

If u want a competition with the us then i counted 13 iranien missiles (i might have made a mistake and if i have i apologise but im fairly sure its 13) the us have over 60 missiles in their armoury currently. so 13 is pretty poo.

Justin


What is the point of your post besides flamebaiting?

I didnt make this thread to compare it with the US arsenal, heck I'm not even Iranian.

This thread is strictly for information to those who seek it compiled by me. There have been questions surrounding on what the Iranian military is capable of or has in it's arsenal and I don't need to tell you why Iran is an subject talked about alot in today's world-politics.

If this bothers you then I would advise you to stay out of any threads titled 'Iran'.



posted on Apr, 5 2006 @ 12:47 PM
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shire19 you should remember there is always one/two who want to turn topics into mud slinging


back on topic
nice one
always good to read up deffences of other countries



posted on Apr, 5 2006 @ 01:27 PM
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Originally posted by shire19
What is the point of your post besides flamebaiting?



I didnt make this thread to compare it with the US arsenal, heck I'm not even Iranian.


Wonderful but everything has to be in context otherwise its worthless. And as the most likely candidate for a war at the moment seems to be the US it makes sense to compare their arsenals.


I don't need to tell you why Iran is an subject talked about alot in today's world-politics.


no and im sure i dont need to tell you why THe US is an apt comparrison for the iranian arsenal either.


If this bothers you then I would advise you to stay out of any threads titled 'Iran'.


If i stayed out of any threads entitled iran then i wouldnt spend much time on this site.

justin

EDIT:wrong quoting

[edit on 5-4-2006 by justin_barton3]



posted on Apr, 5 2006 @ 02:44 PM
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I dont think the Iranian people as a whole will stomach a Great War for their current leadership at all. They have some fine weapons but not enough of them and hardly enough resourses to maintain a sustained winning campaign. That being said it is possible the Us/Nato forces would suffer more casualties than the Iraqi and Afghanistan opening battles. But the US has shown it has no problem intensly Air bombing a country for weeks on end with precision accuracy and for the most part well out of retalitory distance.IMO.



posted on Apr, 5 2006 @ 04:19 PM
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Originally posted by justin_barton3
Wonderful but everything has to be in context otherwise its worthless. And as the most likely candidate for a war at the moment seems to be the US it makes sense to compare their arsenals.

no and im sure i dont need to tell you why THe US is an apt comparrison for the iranian arsenal either.
If i stayed out of any threads entitled iran then i wouldnt spend much time on this site.

justin

EDIT:wrong quoting


Great, so first you flame then you tell me that because Iran is most likely about to face the US and vice-versa every thread that showcases military hardware about these two countries should always be compared equally?

So now you can spam into every other USA thread with pictures of Iranian hardware just to compare then.. Good luck and stop spamming this thread with nonsense.. Thank you.

[edit on 5-4-2006 by shire19]



posted on Apr, 5 2006 @ 04:35 PM
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Re-read the title of this thread (Iran: Missile/Rocket Arsenal) and if you can't make a post that fits into this category, the please just read what others are posting. This is not an attempt to say one country is better than another. Other countries may have better or worse weapons, but that's really getting off topic.



posted on Apr, 5 2006 @ 04:45 PM
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Moderator- Moderate thyself,
Do you really think this thread would be much more interesting/boring if the replies all entailed "Ooohs and Ahhhhs"? Yup, I agree...those sure ARE missiles and bullets and stuff.
"I regret I cannot post anything else though, as, I might be told I'm naughty".



posted on Apr, 5 2006 @ 05:08 PM
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Originally posted by dbates
if you can't make a post that fits into this category


Okay i apologise.

what an amazing collection of weapons


Justin



posted on Apr, 5 2006 @ 05:11 PM
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Originally posted by shire19
Codename: Shahab-3 also known as Zelzal (Earthquake)
Type: Surface-to-Surface
Based on: Korean No-Dong-1
Amount in possesion: 300-500(?)



SPECIFICATIONS
Class: MRBM
Basing: Road mobile
Payload: Single warhead, 1,200 kg
Warhead: 800 kg; HE, chemical, submunitions
Length: 16.58 m
Diameter: 1.38 m
Launch Weight: 17,410 kg
Propulsion: Single-stage liquid
Range: 1,200-1,400 km

Codename: Shahab-4
Type: Surface-to-Surface
Based on: Russian SS-4
Currently in development


Ah! The real teeth that's behind Iran's bark. Of all the weapons listed here these have the most importance. Of course once Iran develops a nuclear weapon it's first task would be to find out how to mount it onto one of these missiles. Even without that the chemical weapons that can be fitted onto these missiles is quite scary. If if wasn't for these the US would probably snicker at their nuclear ambitions.

*See you can discuss weapons intelligently
*



posted on Apr, 5 2006 @ 05:30 PM
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Originally posted by dbates
If if wasn't for these the US would probably snicker at their nuclear ambitions.

Two likely responses to the above, dbates, in relation to the "US" and the Shahab-4:
First: the concern to the US is Iran obtaining or acquiring nuclear weapons and the like technology, not the Shahab-4 itself. The range of the Shahab-4 is between 2,200-2,896 km, thus the Shahab-4 cannot touch the US, only US assets.


From: FAS


Second: And because the missile cannot reach the US, would it be that the US is acting on behalf of the Europeans? Be assurded, it is they who fall under the 'umbrella' of a nuclear-tipped Shahab-4. Imagine more European Muslim riots and the Iran president then proclaiming that if the concerns of the Muslims in Europe are not adequately addressed, that Iran will destroy those infidels that suppress those European muslims. I am not saying that this is likely to happen, but I never really thought in my lifetime that I would hear a national leader proclaim that another internationally recognized nation should be wiped off any map.






seekerof



posted on Apr, 5 2006 @ 05:47 PM
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Originally posted by Seekerof

Originally posted by dbates
If if wasn't for these the US would probably snicker at their nuclear ambitions.

Two likely responses to the above, dbates, in relation to the "US" and the Shahab-4:
First: the concern to the US is Iran obtaining or acquiring nuclear weapons and the like technology, not the Shahab-4 itself. The range of the Shahab-4 is between 2,200-2,896 km, thus the Shahab-4 cannot touch the US, only US assets.


From: FAS


Second: And because the missile cannot reach the US, would it be that the US is acting on behalf of the Europeans? Be assurded, it is they who fall under the 'umbrella' of a nuclear-tipped Shahab-4. Imagine more European Muslim riots and the Iran president then proclaiming that if the concerns of the Muslims in Europe are not adequately addressed, that Iran will destroy those infidels that suppress those European muslims. I am not saying that this is likely to happen, but I never really thought in my lifetime that I would hear a national leader proclaim that another internationally recognized nation should be wiped off any map.






seekerof
Israel of course has nuclear missiles which can reach Iran - if Iran did use even one nuke, chances are we would be in WW3



posted on Apr, 5 2006 @ 06:50 PM
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Seekerof what are you saying?. Shahab-4 another 2,000km range
, the real range is for it to have atleast 4,000 or more... Fajr3 is most likely what you described as the range.



posted on Apr, 5 2006 @ 06:55 PM
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Originally posted by Mehran
Seekerof what are you saying?. Shahab-4 another 2,000km range
, the real range is for it to have atleast 4,000 or more... Fajr3 is most likely what you described as the range.


Your a bright guy, Mehran.
As such, hit the link I provided.
If you then have anything more to say, address it to the source of the information, not the one who linked it.





seekerof



posted on Apr, 5 2006 @ 06:59 PM
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Ah the War of Information and Disinformation. WTF are we fighting over anyways? Land,Oil,Power,Freedom or all the above. Why cant Countries behave like farsighted people and Agree to Disagree?



posted on Apr, 5 2006 @ 07:17 PM
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Ok Shire19 thanks for the specification but some of them i was confused about and i want to know how did you end up getting to know how many of each missiles we own when they are all secretive..for example you wrote we have about 60-200 kosar missiles when none of that was ever reported or taken into account for..hell we might be even having alot more and Misagh-1 and 2 arent built under license. they are indegeniously made in iran. There was also another problem with shahab-3s range which is fairly in the 2,000 mark and shahab-4 is to have 4,000 km range.



posted on Apr, 6 2006 @ 03:09 AM
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Originally posted by Mehran
Ok Shire19 thanks for the specification but some of them i was confused about and i want to know how did you end up getting to know how many of each missiles we own when they are all secretive..for example you wrote we have about 60-200 kosar missiles when none of that was ever reported or taken into account for..hell we might be even having alot more and Misagh-1 and 2 arent built under license. they are indegeniously made in iran. There was also another problem with shahab-3s range which is fairly in the 2,000 mark and shahab-4 is to have 4,000 km range.


The Kosar is based on the C-701 imported version from China and thats about the amount China managed to sell to Iran.. I'm sure Iran has domestically produced it's own version or copied it hence the name Kosar but that amount is unknown.

I must have got the old info on Shahab 3, the range was first put in at about 1,300km (close to the no-dong-1)..
But according to Defence Minister Ali Shamkhani It's 2000km.. I'll just change that..





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