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Saturday, April 08, 2006

Iran Made Misagh2 Missile

The Misagh 2 is an Iranian man-portable infared guided surface to air missile.

Iran's defense minister launched the domestic mass production of the Misagh 2, on February 2, 2006.

The shoulder-launched Mithaq-2, believed to be a short-range passive infra-red missile developed by the Iranian Defence Ministry's Shahid Kazemi Industrial Complex in Tehran, is an advanced version of the indigenously developed Mithaq-1 air-defence system.

The Iranian army, which operates older Soviet-made SA-7 Strela 2M and SA-14 Strela 3 man-portable air-defence systems, has been seeking to boost its air-defence capabilities as the dispute regarding the nuclear programme escalates. In anticipation of a potential airstrike on its nuclear facilities, the Iranians acquired 29 Russian Tor-M1 (SA-15 Guantlet) self-propelled surface-to-air missile systems in December 2005.

Specifications

  • Effective range: 5000 m
  • Maximum altitude: 3500 m
  • Reaction time: 5 seconds
  • Maximum velocity: Mach 2
  • Fire and Forget Infrared seeker
  • Missile weight: 11.32 kg
  • Warhead weight: 1.42 kg
  • Storage life: 8 years

Pictures of Misagh 2

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