Iran unveils new strike drone and air defense system – reports


MOSCOW (UrduPoint News/Sputnik – Aug 28, 2022) Iran’s Defense Ministry showcased new defense industry achievements, including a strike drone and an air defense system, at the Week exhibition defense industry in Tehran, Iranian news agency IRNA reported on Sunday.

The ministry unveiled a cruise drone (unmanned aerial vehicle) called Ababil, which is equipped with an optical seeker and a warhead capable of catching different targets, transmitting their image in real time and possibly destroying them, according to the report.

The ministry also presented an air defense system to protect ships against low-altitude air targets, named after Iranian Lieutenant General Qassem Soleimani, who was killed in Iraq following an attack by US armed forces. , the news agency said, adding that the point defense weapon is equipped with two homing missiles and a multi-barreled machine gun.

According to the agency, the Ministry of Defense also showed the laser weapon system called Zoheir, which is equipped with a video tracker to disrupt the performance of image sensors installed on enemy flying objects, and is capable of counter air conductors using high-powered lasers.

In addition, the 925-kilogram (2,000-pound) Yasin 400 cruise bomb was displayed at the expo for the first time, according to the report, adding that the advantage of this bomb is its large volume of explosives, resulting in greater destruction.

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