Naze'at

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Naze'at
Naze'at Missile by Tasnimnews 02.jpg
TypeArtillery rocket
Service history
Used byIran
Production history
ManufacturerIran
Specifications

EngineSolid
Operational
range
100–130 km
Launch
platform
Transporter erector launcher

The Naze'at 6-H and Naze'at 10-H (Persian: نازعات‎) are two Iranian long-range artillery rockets with ranges of about 100 km. The Naze'at 10-H is larger, more powerful, and has a longer range than the Nazeat 6-H. Like Iran's similar shaped Zelzal rockets, Naze'at rockets do not have a guidance system. Both systems are also widely known without the -H suffix, as the Naze'at 6 and Naze'at 10.

History[edit]

The Naze'at family was developed during the 1980s with Chinese assistance in an attempt to build an equivalent of the FROG-7 missile.[1]

Specifications[edit]

A Naze'at 6-H
Naze'at 6-H rocket
  • Max. range (km): 100
  • Min. range (km): 80
  • Length (mm): 6290
  • Diameter (mm): 356
  • Initial weight (kg): 960
  • Warhead weight (kg): 130
  • C.E.P (%): <5% Max. range
  • Average Action Time (s): 9
  • Specific Impulse (s): 240
  • Propellant Weight (kg): 420
  • Type of Propellant: Solid (HTPB)
  • Service life: 7 years [2]
Naze'at 10-H rocket
  • Max. range (km): 130
  • Min. range (km): 110
  • Length (mm): 8020
  • Diameter (mm): 457
  • Initial weight (kg): 1830
  • Warhead weight (kg): 230
  • C.E.P (%): <5% Max. range
  • Average Action Time (s): 10
  • Specific Impulse (s): 240
  • Propellant Weight (kg): 865
  • Type of Propellant: Solid (HTPB)
  • Service life: 7 years [3]

Details[edit]

The Naze'at is launched from a transporter erector launcher (TEL) and carries a conventional warhead, and potentially a chemical or biological one.[4] A complete Naze'at system includes a TEL and communications vans, meteorological vans, and a GPS system for surveying the launch site.[4] Both Naze'at rockets have a closing velocity of mach 4-5.[4] The reliability and accuracy of Naze'at rockets is assessed as poor.[4]

The Naze'at has fins for stabilization in flight and is believed to have a CEP of around 500-1000 m, which is considered poor.[1] There are multiple different TELs used for Naze'at rockets.[1]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Galen Wright (March 15th 2011) Iranian Military Capability 2011 - Ground Forces
  2. ^ http://www.modlex.ir/cgi-bin/store.pl/page=product.html/pid=MXF05-000330
  3. ^ http://www.modlex.ir/cgi-bin/store.pl/page=product.html/pid=MXF05-000340
  4. ^ a b c d Anthony H. Cordesman, Arleigh A. Burke Chair in Strategy (July 14, 2006) Lebanese Security and the Hezbollah. Working Draft.