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.

The missile is possibly a reverse engineered version of Kh-55 that Iran obtained from Ukraine in 2001 or an extension to a drone design called Karrar which was revealed in 2010.[citation needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Iran to unveil Meshkat medium-range cruise missile". PressTV (Tehran). 2012-09-09. Retrieved 2012-09-11.