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.
- 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