Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Iran claims serial production of Nasr aircraft-launched AShCM

On 25AUG15 Iran’s Defense Minister IRGC Brig. Gen. Hossein Dehghan announced serial production of the Nasr ("Victory") aircraft-launched anti-ship cruise missile (AShCM).

The Nasr aircraft-launched AShCM was previously publicized on 25SEP13, fitted to IRIAF McDonnell Douglas F-4E Phantom, serial 3-6649 / 01551 (cn 4743),  prior to completed Dowran Phase I upgrade.

Iranian media appears to have recycled photos from 25SEP13, previously unpublished for this 25AUG15 announcement. Same aircraft serial 3-6649 and same Nasr unit can be seen in the older publicity: click HERE.

In the current announcement,  Deghgan further claimed “plans are underway to install the air-launched cruise missile on Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs)” [source: Tasnim News Agency]

COMMENTARY: MODAFL again publicizes Iranian missile technology during this period of political debate in Iran revolving around adoption of JCPOA. The Rouhani administration is on the defensive for perceived compromises made related to continued terms of sanctions applied to Iran's arms industry, arms acquisitions and specifically domestic missile programs. 

Photos: Islamic Republic News Agency


Anonymous said...

Can you imagine how powerful Iran will become in those 15 coming years, from now ??

Its adversaries will have lots of headaches and lack of good sleeping before that time ........


Anonymous said...

You think those ho has been doing things right the past 37 years will stop getting powerful? in 1982 The GDP per capita of Turkey, Iran and Iraq were the same now Turkey has it 2 time ours. Saudi Arabia was around 6K now it is 6 times ours. The adversaries will continue to grow as well and their fanatic population will grow also.

Being strong is good but having the soft power is even more important so wont need to use it in the region. We need to find a solution to the enmity in the region.