New Drones, Missiles Unveiled At Iran's Eqtedar 40 Exhibition

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  • 09:26 AM, January 31, 2019
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New Drones, Missiles Unveiled At Iran's Eqtedar 40 Exhibition
Shahin missile

Iranian Armed Forces have unveiled new drones and missiles at the Eqtedar 40 Exhibition ahead of the 40th anniversary of the 1979 Islamic Revolution.

The equipment were displayed at Imam Khomeini Grand Prayer Grounds in Tehran, PressTV reported Wednesday.

Kaman-12 drone: The aircraft can fly at 200 kilometers per hour for 10 straight hours. It can use an airstrip that is 400 meters long and covers a 1,000-kilometer combat radius. The UAV weighs 450 kilograms and can carry a payload as heavy as 100 kilograms.

Shahed-129 drone: The drone is capable of carrying out surveillance, reconnaissance and combat operations using bombs and missiles. It can carry four Sadid smart bombs and can be guided using optical, laser, or infrared equipment. The UAV is capable of flying as far as 2,000 kilometers for 24 hours, refueling only once.

Sa’eqeh-2 drone:  The Sa’eqeh-2 drone can carry four guided bombs.

Akhgar missile: The 1.7-meter-long, television-guided missile has a range of 30 kilometers and can fly at a speed of 600 kilometers per hour.

Qassed-3 missile: Qassed-3 can be deployed on fighter jets. It is 5.15 meters in length, can carry a 453-kilogram warhead, and has a range of 100 kilometers. It has a microjet engine, which enables it to be fired at a speed of 600 kilometers per hour toward targets, and is guided using a seeker head.

Shahin missile: Shahin is an anti-missile projectile, which can be fitted onto Air Force fighter planes. It was showcased at the exhibition for the first time. The missile can be used to jam radars and enemy’s electronic equipment.

The exhibition also featured Iranian RQ-170 and Mohajer-6 drones. The latter can be fitted with Qa’em missiles.

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