Above: lineup of Ghadir ASCMs displayed before open missile box containers
On 14MAR15 Iran's Ministry of Defense and Armed Forces Logistics (MODAFL) held a ceremony in Tehran marking serial production of the Ghadir ("Able") anti-ship cruise missile (ASCM) type. Note: alternate spellings in English for this ASCM include "Qader" and "Qadir".
MODAFL claims for the Ghadir ASCM include: "capabilities such as low flying altitude, high navigation precision, high targeting precision, high destruction power, highly advanced anti-electronic warfare and anti-jamming systems, advanced radar systems and the capability of being fired from different types of vessels and helicopters." Also, claimed operational range is for the weapon is 300 km. [source: Fars News Agency]
Banners seen in photos of the ceremony bear the emblem of Iran's Aerospace Industries Organization (AIO).
Detail of serial production Ghadir anti-ship cruise missile
Displayed model type of Ghadir anti-ship cruise missile
- IRGC-N Commander Rear Admiral Ali Fadavi
- Defense Minister IRGC Brigadier General Hossein Dehghan
- Deputy Defense Minister IRGC Brigadier General 2C Reza Talaei-Nik
Photos: Islamic Republic News Agency