Meshkat (missile)

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The Meshkat (Persian: مشکات , Lantern) is a medium range cruise missile built by Iran.

Iranian media quoted Iran's deputy defense minister on September 9, 2012, that a medium range cruise missile will be revealed soon.[1] The missile can be fired from ground, air and sea and will have a range of 2000 km.

On 2015 a long range cruise missile was revealed under the name "Soumar (missile)" which possibly is the more matured type of Meshkat. The range of the missile was not mentioned. Haaretz newspaper claimed the design closely resembles the Kh-55 that Iran acquired from Ukraine in 2001.[2] Because of the similarities media guess a range between 2000 to 3000 km for it.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Iran to unveil Meshkat medium-range cruise missile". PressTV (Tehran). 2012-09-09. Retrieved 2012-09-11. 
  2. ^ "Iran unveils new long-range cruise missile". Haaretz. 2015-03-08. Retrieved 2015-03-08.