Bina (missile)

Bina (Persian: بینا‎)[1] is an Iranian laser guided dual-capability surface-to-surface and air-to-surface missile.

Bina missile, 2014

HistoryEdit

It was successfully tested by Iranian military on February 10, 2014,[2] according to Janes and Reuters.[3] It appears to be an AGM-65 Maverick air-to-ground missile with a semi-active laser (SAL) seeker fitted to its nose.[4]

Brigadier General Hossein Dehqan said the ballistic missile had radar-evading capabilities. "The new generation of long-range ground-to-ground ballistic missile with a fragmentation warhead and the laser-guided air-to-surface and surface-to-surface missile dubbed Bina (Insightful) have been successfully test-fired. The Bina missile is capable of striking important targets such as bridges, tanks and enemy command centres with great precision."[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Literally meaning "insightful"
  2. ^ "Iran test-fires ballistic missiles ahead of nuclear talks". Russia Today. RT. February 11, 2014. Retrieved February 13, 2014.
  3. ^ a b reuters.com: "Iran Test-Fires Long-Range Missile" 10 Feb 2014
  4. ^ Jeremy Binnie (February 13, 2014). "Iran announces new missile tests". www.janes.com/. IHS Jane's. Retrieved February 26, 2014.