Iran unveiled the latest model of its home-made cruise missiles, ‘Mobin’, at MAKS 2019 air show, which is taking place from August 27 to September 1 in Zhukovsky, Moscow, Fars News Agency (FNA) reported.
The cruise missile has a low radar cross section (RCS) and high radar-evading capability and can be equipped with warheads up to 120 kg.
Mobin (photo) can fly at 45,000ft altitude with a range of 450 km. It weighs 670 kg and flies at a speed of 900 km/h.
Early in February, Iran had also unveiled a long-range cruise missile named Hoveizeh in a ceremony participated by Defense Minister Brigadier General Amir Hatami.
“The range of Hoveizeh missile is over 1,350km and it is good for targeting ground targets,” Hatami said, addressing the ceremony.
He mentioned rapid reaction, low flight altitude, high precision in navigation and high destruction power as among the main features of the missile.
“Hoveizeh ground-to-ground cruise missile has been test-fired in a 1,200-km range and it managed to precisely hit the specified target,” Hatami said, adding that the missile will increase the Iranian Armed Forces' capabilities and Iran’s deterrence power.
Last week, Iranian Deputy Defense Minister Brigadier General Qassem Taqizadeh underlined that the cruise missiles produced by the country enjoyed higher precision-striking power than the US-made ones, adding that Iran had manufactured a special defense system to intercept all types of low-altitude targets.
“We have produced ballistic and cruise missiles proportionate to the radius of the threats posed to us up to 1,800 km in range and the cruise missiles produced by Iran are highly more accurate than their US counterparts,” General Taqizadeh said, addressing a forum in Tehran on Saturday.
Meanwhile, Commander of Iran’s Army Major General Abdolrahim Moussavi underlined that his country has developed powerful, strategic weapon systems appropriate to flying objects threatening Iran’s security.
“Highly good and advanced defensive weapons have been produced appropriate to threats and the flying objects which can threaten our country, and most of them have been unveiled, some have been delivered to our forces which are all in operation,” General Moussavi said in Tehran on Monday, after visiting a defense industries exhibition which also displayed Iran’s recently-unveiled home-made defense shield, Bavar 373.
He also explained that Iranian experts have precisely monitored all aerial threats before they designed and built Bavar 373 air defense missile system which he described as “a powerful strategic weapon”.
Iran last Thursday unveiled the home-made version of the sophisticated Russian S-300 missile defense system, dubbed as Bavar (Belief) 373 with the capability to target ballistic missiles.
Bavar 373 was unveiled in a ceremony participated by Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and Defense Minister Brigadier General Amir Hatami.
“Bavar 373 is the most important indigenized missile defense system whose design and manufacturing started a few years ago and can engage multiple targets in high altitudes,” General Hatami said, addressing the ceremony.
The anti-air defense system can detect 60 targets, identify 13 targets and engage 6 targets.
The system is much more powerful than the Russian S-300 and some of its features could be compared with S-400, FNA added.