The Iranian Defense Ministry and Army’s Airborne Unit experts designed and manufactured 3 new home-made air-based missiles named Heidar, Qamar-e Bani Hashem and Dehlaviyeh, Fars News Agency (FNA) reported.
Heidar is an air-to-ground missile with a range of over 8km which can be mounted on different types of systems to attack armored targets, ground equipment and enemy forces’ concentrations with a penetration power of over 1m.
Qamar-e Bani Hashem is an air-to-air and air-to-ground missile with a range of over 8km with the capability of destroying armored targets, ground equipment and enemy forces and can also be fired in the dark.
Dehlaviyeh is a laser-guided air-to-ground missile with a range of over 8km and low weight used to smash armored targets with a pin-pointing capability and penetration power of 1.2m.
The missiles are now in the testing stage and will be mass-produced soon to be mounted on combat helicopters.
Iran is rated as one of the world powerhouses of various types of air, sea and land-based missiles.
The Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) in February displayed a new surface-to-surface ballistic missile, Dezful, with a range of 1,000 kilometers and a warhead weighing nearly half a ton.
Dezful surface-to-surface missile was unveiled in a ceremony on Thursday marking the 40th anniversary of the victory of 1979 Islamic Revolution in Iran.
The ceremony marking the inauguration was held in an underground missile factory described as an “underground missile production city”.
Dezful is a version of the Zolfaghar missile that has a 700km range and a 450-kilogram warhead.