Sadid-345

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Sadid guided bomb
Sadid guided bomb.jpg
Place of originIran
Specifications
Mass34 kg (75 lb)
Length169 cm (67 in)
Width152 mm (6.0 in)

The Sadid-345,[1] also known simply as the Sadid guided bomb[2] is an Iranian precision-guided glide bomb with a fragmentation warhead.

The Sadid-345 is meant for use on UCAVs.[2] Its main launch platform is the Shahed 129.

Specifications[edit]

Two Sadid guided bombs in front of a Shahed 129 drone (right).

The bomb weighs 34 kg and is 1.63 meters long, with a diameter of 152 mm.[2] It has four fixed fins on the body for lift and stability and four deflectable fins on the tail for trajectory control.[3] The bomb has a range of 6 km[1] and is made of composite material.[3]

The Sadid-345 warhead is filled with composition H6 explosive and is prefragmented, with a specified lethal radius of 30 m.[2] It is detonated by an impact fuse.[2]

There is the possibility that Sadid-345 glide bombs could be developed with tandem-warheads, but as of the present there is no evidence of this.[4]

The Sadid-345 can be equipped with an infrared seeker, with CEP of 2.5 meters, a laser seeker with a CEP of 2.5 m, or a visual light seeker with a CEP of 5 m (though the CEP may be larger if there is difficulty with the image processing).[2]

Operational history[edit]

In the foreground are two Sadid-345 precision-guided munitions. Mounted on the wings and to the far left are the Sadid ATGMs.

Development[edit]

The Sadid-345 was developed after the intended armament for Iran's Shahed 129 UAV, the Sadid-1 ATGM, could not be successfully integrated for unclear reasons.

It is believed the Sadid-345 was developed from the Toophan through removal of the engine, propulsion system, and wire guidance components.[4]

Use[edit]

The IRGC is the only purchaser of the Sadid-345, as of 2018.[4] "Tens" of Sadid-345 bombs have been dropped on the Islamic State in Syria by Shahed 129s.[5][better source needed]

It can also be integrated on HESA Shahed 285 attack helicopters.[4]

Operators[edit]

 Iran

Launch platforms[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Iran unveils production line of Sadid-345 smart bomb system – Defence Blog". defence-blog.com. 29 June 2017.
  2. ^ a b c d e f Lyamin, Yuri (20 July 2017). "Иранская экспозиция на МАКС-2017. Часть.1" (in Russian).
  3. ^ a b Vladimir Karnozov (July 27, 2017). "Iranian Weapons and UAVs On Display at MAKS". Aviation International News.
  4. ^ a b c d "معرفی بمب هوشمند و هدایت شونده سدید ۳۴۲ و سدید ۳۶۱ - -مرجع آخرین اخبار نظامی,دفاعی و امنیتی ایران و جهان-". www.militarynews.ir (in Persian). 30 January 2018.
  5. ^ "Babak Taghvaee on Twitter". Twitter.