|Warhead||29 kg time-delayed semi-armour-piercing high-explosive|
|Engine||Solid rocket engine|
|Wingspan||0.587 m (unfolded); 0.450 m (folded)|
|Flight altitude||15-20 m (flight)|
|TV-homing, Infra-red, millimetre radar|
|Ground-based vehicles and Zolfaghar class fast attack craft|
Kowsar (Persian: کوثر "thunderbolt", also Kosar) is a medium-range, land-based anti-ship missile made by Iran. It can defeat electronic jamming systems and "cannot be thrown off course", according to Iranian officials.
Some news reports indicate that this was the missile used on July 14, 2006 in the 2006 Lebanon War when Hezbollah fired two at Israeli warships. One of the missiles hit the corvette INS Hanit, causing heavy damage and the deaths of four Israeli servicemen. The other missile hit an Egyptian merchant ship causing heavy damage; it is reported that all the crew survived.
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