|Type||Anti-ship cruise missile|
|Used by|| Iran |
|30-170 km depending on the model|
History[edit | edit source]
Iran was the first export customer of Chinese C-802 missile. The contract was signed in 1995 but was canceled when 60 missiles were delivered due to US pressure. After that Iran started a program to reverse engineer C-802.
It is unknown when the program was finished, but in 2000 and early 2011, Iran tested an upgraded C-802 missile during Unity-79 wargames. Officials said that the range of the missile is increased from 30 km to 130 km.
In January 2004, Iran announced that it has started manufacturing the DM-3B mono pulse radar for Noor missile. According to Iranian officials, DM-3B is a millimeter-wave active radar used in the last stage of missile flight to find the target and home in the missile on it. Because of its frequency, it is very hard to jam the radar which is located inside the nosecone.
In 2011, another variant called Qader was unveiled by Iran with a range of 200 km and the ability to attack coastal targets. A video of the missile hitting its coastal target was published by the Iranian media.
In early 2012, during Velayete-90 wargames, a Noor missile was tested with improvements in electronic systems, a more jam-resistant radar and better target acquisition algorithms. A Qader missile was also tested in the wargame.
Variants[edit | edit source]
- Basic Noor:Initial reversed engineered missile with a range of 30 km.
- Noor Phase 2:Improved version with 130 km range.
- Noor Phase 3:Further increased the range to 170 km.
- Noor Phase 4:Better electronics and computer algorithms.
- Qader:An upgraded version with the range of 200 km.
- Noor Export Version:A version with the range of 120 km.
Operators[edit | edit source]
- Syria - 25 ordered in 2006 along with 6 Tir-2 (IPS-18) fast attack crafts. 10 delivered between 2009 and 2010.
See also[edit | edit source]
- Military of Iran
- Iranian military industry
- Iran's missile forces
- Current Equipment of the Iranian Army
References[edit | edit source]
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