The Nasr-1(Persian: نصر-۱‎) is an Iranian unlicensed copy of the Chinese C-704[1][2] short range anti ship missile.[3] According to its export catalog, it can destroy 1,500-tonne[3] targets such as small frigates. Nasr-1 missile can be launched from both inland bases and offshore military vessels, and is being modified to be fired from helicopters and submarines.

Nasr-1
Firing Nasr-1 Missile from a truck launcher.jpg
TypeAnti ship missile
Service history
Used byIran
Production history
ManufacturerIran
Specifications
Mass350 kg
Length3.5 m
Diameter0.28 m
Warhead150 kg time-delayed semi-armour-piercing high-explosive

EngineSolid rocket engine
Wingspan0.9 m (unfolded)
Operational
range
35 km
Maximum speed Mach 0.8 to 0.9
Guidance
system
TV-homing, millimetre radar

The missile has a cigarette shaped body with four large foldable fins attached to the middle part and four smaller ones attached to the end of the missile near the exhaust.[3]

In December 2008, an Iranian naval force successfully test-fired the surface-to-surface Nasr-1 during the final stage of "Unity 87" wargames in the Persian Gulf waters. Following the successful test firing, on 7 March 2010, Iran's defence minister announced mass-production of Nasr-1 missiles.[4][5][6]

In early 2012, during Velayet-e 90 wargames, it was tested from land-based TELs.[7] On 10 February 2013, The head of Iran Aviation Industries Organization announced that an air-launched version of Qader and Nasr-1 anti-ship cruise missiles will be tested in a week.[8]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ http://militaryedge.org/armaments/c-704nasr-1/
  2. ^ O'Hern, Steven (31 October 2012). Iran's Revolutionary Guard: The Threat That Grows While America Sleeps. ISBN 9781597977012.
  3. ^ a b c http://www.modlex.ir/cgi-bin/store.pl/page=product.html/pid=MXF05-000460[permanent dead link]
  4. ^ "Photos: Iran launches short-range cruise missile production line".
  5. ^ "Breaking News, World News and Video from al Jazeera".
  6. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 9 March 2010. Retrieved 7 March 2010.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  7. ^ http://www.javanonline.ir/vdcb0zbawrhbsap.uiur.html
  8. ^ "شلیک "فکور 90" از جنگنده F14/تست موشکهای کروز جدید". Iran: Isna News Agency. 10 February 2013. Retrieved 10 February 2013.

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