Raad (anti-ship missile)

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Raad
Type Anti-ship cruise missile
Service history
Used by Iran Iran
Production history
Manufacturer Iran Iran
Specifications

Operational
range
360 km
Flight altitude Sea-skimming

Raad is an Iranian heavy anti-ship missile with the range of 360 km.[1] Although the missile resembles Chinese HY-2, it has significant differences. It uses the Iranian Toloue-4 turbojet engine and the DM-3B mono pulse radar used in Noor.[2]

Two air intakes are situated at the sides of the missile and one in the bottom. It is launched from shore-based TELs and ships, although no Iranian ship is reported to use the missile.[2] Development finished in 2004[3] and the missile was tested in Blow of Zolfaqar naval wargames in 2006.[4][5] The missile is said[who?] to be under production.[2]

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  1. ^ "Iranian Military Conducts Offensive, Defensive Wargame at the Straits of Hormoz". Defense-update.com. Retrieved 2012-07-25. 
  2. ^ a b c "Iran: Missile/Rocket Arsenal (updated)". Above Top Secret. 5 April 2006. [better source needed]
  3. ^ "Iran Missile Milestones: 1985-2013". Iran Watch. 2013-07-10. Retrieved 2013-10-23. 
  4. ^ "Iranian Military Capability 2011 - Ground Forces - March 15th 2011". Scribd.com. 2011-03-15. Retrieved 2012-07-25. 
  5. ^ "Iran Tests Sub to Surface Missile From Persian Gulf". Noblesse Oblige. 2006-08-27. Retrieved 2012-07-25. 

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