Qader (missile)

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Firing Qader Missile from a truck launcher (2).jpg
Firing Qader Missile in Velayat-90 Naval Exercise
Type Anti-ship cruise missile
Place of origin Iran
Service history
Used by Iranian Navy
Revolutionary Guards

300 km
Flight altitude Sea-skimming
TELs for Noor/Qader missiles. The TEL can be disguised as a civilian truck.

The Qader is a medium-range anti-ship cruise missile developed by Iran. The missile called "Qader" (Able) is built indigenously by Iranian scientists and has a high destructive ability against coastal targets and warships.[citation needed] The missile, which was unveiled in August 2011,[1] has a range of 300 km[2] and is described by Iranian officials as "the most powerful and precise missile of the Islamic Republic of Iran’s Navy"[3]

On 10 February 2013, The head of Iran Aviation Industries Organization announced that an air-launched version of Qader and Nasr-1 will be tested in a week.[4]

Features and Capabilities[edit]

  • Anti-ship cruise missile with a range of over 200 km
  • A 200-kilogram warhead
  • Buoys and beach equipment flying at low altitude and deal with the enemy with low radar cross section
  • Digital autopilot system
  • High-precision navigation system
  • The possibility of planning to shoot missiles
  • Advanced radar and electronic warfare ability to deal with
  • Preparation and quick reaction missile to attack coastal targets in addition to the target vessel
  • The ability to launch from land, sea and air

Management systems: active radar can fly at a height of 3 to 5 meters[5][3]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Iran unveils new cruise missile 'Qader'". Brahmand Defense & Aerospace news. 2011-08-24. Retrieved 2012-01-02. 
  2. ^ "Iran test-fires Qader missile". The Voice of Russia. 2012-01-02. 
  3. ^ a b "Iran naval vessels armed with Qader cruise missiles". 2011-11-30. Retrieved 2012-01-02. 
  4. ^ "شلیک "فکور 90" از جنگنده F14/تست موشکهای کروز جدید". Iran: Isna News Agency. 2013-02-10. Retrieved 2013-02-10. 
  5. ^ "Iran Tests Naval Cruise Missile". The New York Times. 2012-01-02.