Iran Fires Nour and Nasr Coast-to-Sea Cruise Missiles

FNA31.12.2014 MENA
Iran Fires Nour and Nasr Coast-to-Sea Cruise Missiles

Iran Fires Nour and Nasr Coast-to-Sea Cruise Missiles

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The Iranian Naval forces successfully fired its home-made Nour and Nasr coast-to-sea cruise missiles during the 6-day Mohammad Rasoulallah (PBUH) massive drills which concluded Tuesday.

The Nour cruise missiles fired by the coastal guards of the Iranian Navy hit a target in the Sea of Oman on Monday, Fars News Agency (FNA) reported.

Nour is a well-known cruise missile with a range of over 120km used by the Iranian army and the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) in different wargames and can be launched from coasts, vessels and aircrafts against enemy vessels, oil facilities and naval positions.

Also, Nasr cruise missiles were fired from the coastal areas where the wargames are being staged and successfully hit and destroyed a target in the Sea of Oman.

The Nasr smart cruise missile is a short-range missile which is capable of destroying 3,000-ton vessels and can be fired from coasts, different vessels and helicopters.

In March, the Iranian Defense Ministry started the mass-delivery of different ballistic missiles, including Qadr, Qiam, Fateh 110 and Khalij-e Fars missiles, as well as Mersad air defense system to the IRGC and Khatam ol-Anbia Air Defense Base.

Qadr is a 2000km-range, liquid-fuel and ballistic missile which can reach territories as far as Israel. Qiam is also a new type of surface to surface and cruise missile.

The Fateh-110 is a short-range, road-mobile, solid-propellant, high-precision ballistic missile with advanced navigation and control systems.

The supersonic Khalij-e Fars (Persian Gulf) missile, which carries a 650-kilogram payload, is smart and immune to interception, and features high-precision systems. This is the most advanced and most important missile of the IRGC Navy. The distinctive feature of the missile lies in its supersonic speed and trajectory. While other missiles mostly traverse at subsonic speeds and in cruise style, Khalij-e Fars moves vertically after launch, traverses at supersonic speeds, finds the target through a smart program, locks on the target and hit it.

The range of the solid-fuel missile is 300km and it can be fired from triple launchers. The missile could successfully hit a mobile target one-tenth of an aircraft carrier in its early tests.

Mersad Air Defense Missile System has already passed field tests and is used as part of the country's integrated air defense network.

The Mersad system equipped with Shahin missiles is capable of tracing and targeting any enemy aircraft at 70 to 150km altitude and is considered as a mid-altitude system among the country's missile shields.

Source: FNA



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