RAAD (missile)


RAAD (missile)

Infobox Weapon
name=RAAD


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origin=flagcountry|Iran
type= Anti-tank missile
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is_explosive=yes
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is_missile=yes
service= 1997 - Present
used_by= See Operators
wars= 2006 Lebanon War
designer=
design_date=
manufacturer= Parchin Missile Industries, Defense Industries Organization [http://www.globalsecurity.org/wmd/world/iran/parchin.htm Parchin.] Retrieved on May 12, 2008.]
unit_cost=
production_date= 1994
number= 1500 missiles [ [http://www.waronline.org/mideast/iran_industry.htm#missile Ракетная промышленность, Военная промышленность Ирана.] Retrieved on May 13, 2008. ru icon]
variants= See Variants
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weight= 11.78 kg (Missile)
23 kg (Guidance System)
length= 982 mm
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rate= 2 missiles/minute [http://img203.imageshack.us/img203/6425/rad0gm6ar.jpgI-RAAD-T brochure.] Retrieved on May 13, 2008.]
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range= 400 - 3000 m [http://img203.imageshack.us/img203/6425/rad0gm6ar.jpgI-RAAD-T brochure.] Retrieved on May 13, 2008.]
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sights= 9S415 guidance unit [It's assumed that the Iranians had copied the basis of the guidance unit.]
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speed= 120 m/s
guidance=MCLOS
The RAAD رعد ("thunder") family of missiles is manufactured in Iran and based on the Soviet 9K11 Malyutka anti-tank guided missile with a range of a few kilometres not to be confused with Pakistan's Ra'ad cruise missile. [http://www.debka.com/article.php?aid=782 Iran Builds Cruise Missile.] Retrieved on May 12, 2008.]

History

It was said that plans to start production of the RAAD started in 1994 when enlisted Chinese and North Korean assistance in producting missiles to boost its domestic weapons industry [ [http://www.nti.org/e_research/profiles/Iran/Missile/1788_6235.html Missile Chronology, 1994.] Retrieved on May 12, 2008.] with the actual weapon being unveiled by Defense Industries Organization on April 30, 1997 [ [http://www.nti.org/e_research/profiles/Iran/Missile/1788_1812.html Missile Chronology, 1997.] Retrieved on May 12, 2008.] . In 1998, it was reported that Iran had begun producing an improved version of the Russian AT-3B . The new missile was called the "Improved Raad" or "I-Raad" with improvements that include a new front airframe fitted with a tandem high explosive anti-tank (HEAT) warhead. [http://www.globalsecurity.org/wmd/world/iran/parchin.htm Parchin.] Retrieved on May 12, 2008.]

Lately, Iran has updated the production of the RAAD line to create the I-RAAD-T.

Combat Use

Hezbollah said they used variants of the RAAD in the 2006 Lebanon War [ [http://www.ocnus.net/cgi-bin/exec/view.cgi?archive=100&num=25670&printer=1 Arab States Eye Better Spec Ops, Missiles.] Retrieved on May 13, 2008.] .

Variants

I-RAAD

For "Improved RAAD", it includes an upgraded tandem warhead that would defeat ERA [http://www.debka.com/article.php?aid=782 Iran Builds Cruise Missile.] Retrieved on May 12, 2008.] .

I-RAAD-T

Improvements include a new tandem warhead system and a new frame [http://img203.imageshack.us/img203/6425/rad0gm6ar.jpgI-RAAD-T brochure.] Retrieved on May 13, 2008.] . All RAAD and I-RAAD missiles can be changed to the I-RAAD-T version by possibly changing the warhead and missile frame [http://img203.imageshack.us/img203/6425/rad0gm6ar.jpgI-RAAD-T brochure.] Retrieved on May 13, 2008.] .

Operators

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ee also

*Iran's missile forces
*Hezbollah rocket force

References


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