Iran’s domestically-developed drones, electronic warfare systems as well as a ballistic missile went on display at Russia’s Army-2023 International Military-Technical Forum.
Ababil ballistic missile has for the first time been put on display at a military exhibition in Russia, alongside a range of other cutting-edge Iranian military equipment, including drones and electronic warfare systems, Fars News Agency (FNA) reported.
The missile, which is akin to Zahir missile of the Aerospace Force of Iran's Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC), is showcased at Russia’s Army-2023 International Military-Technical Forum taking place from 14-20 August at Patriot Park near the capital Moscow.
Iran is also presenting a series of its unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), along with electronic warfare (EW) and radio reconnaissance systems at the military expo in Russia.
The Iranian Defense Ministry is also showcasing the replicas of its homegrown drones such as Mojajer-6, Karrar, Arash-2, Shahed-129, Saba-248 helicopter, Yasin training jet, Zolfaqar missile-launching speedboat and Fateh submarine.
At the Ministry’s stand in the international exposition, the IRGC Aerospace Force put on display a number of military equipment such as Zuhair ballistic missile, Sepehr-813 radar, Khordad 3rd air defense system and Shahed-129 and Shahed-133 drones.
The stand also features the Shahin combined-type UAV, Iran’s first domestically-manufactured digital drone. Equipped with five electronic engines, the drone is capable of being in motion for two to three hours, reaching a maximum flight altitude of about four kilometers.
The Hunter-2 EW system capable of detecting aircraft-type drones from a distance of up to 200 kilometers and the СМ-300 anti-ship cruise missile system were also on display at the Iranian Defense Ministry’s stand at the international exposition.
Iran also for the first time is showcasing a replica of its Tactical Sayayd air defense system in the Russian exhibition.
ARMY-2023 is organized by the Russian Defense Ministry. About 1,500 leading Russian defense enterprises are taking part in the event and as many as 85 foreign companies and organizations from seven countries are participating in the forum.
Russian Defense Minister Army General Sergey Shoigu has visited the Iranian stand at the military expo.