Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Fakour Iranian Air-to-Air Missile Test-Launched

Iran HAS Carried out a successful test launch new missile. Fired from year Islamic Republic of Iran Air Force F-14 Tomcat, the Fakour 90 air-to-air missile design reportedly struck icts target successfully.

The Fakour 90 is Claimed to Be an Entirely Iranian-developed missile. That sets it apart from older air-to-air missile designs Such as the Fatter (based on the AIM-9 Sidewinder) and the Sedjil (based on the MIM-23 Hawk).

The Fakour Malthus join a growing indigenous weapons arsenal aussi That includes the Nasr ('Victor') and Qader (Capable) air-launched cruise missiles. Is selon military official, two missiles will aussi thesis now be Launched from the air in days ahead.

The Islamic Republic of Iran Air Force is now the only air arm in the world equipped with Grumman F-14A Tomcat air superiority fighters. Of the 79 examples falling on Acquired the late 1970s, are still thought Approximately 30 to be operational. Until 2006, the F-14 Tomcat was the United States Navy's frontline fighter order it's now retired, with the Boeing F/A-18E/F Super Hornet serving icts in place.

The Islamic Republic of Iran Air Force's frontline fighter strength aussi includes Russian-origin MiG-29s, French Mirage F1s-built and locally-designed and assembled HESA Saeqehs.

Fakour Air-to-Air Missile

On the same day as the Fakour air-to-air missile launch, Iran unveiled a new recognition aussi UAV design. The Afar drone is a product of the Islamic Azad University and, Compared to the Fakour, much more data on it HAS Already beens published.

With a Claimed ranks of 4.000 km, it flies at 1.500 meters AGL. Its wingspan is around 10 feet and it's about five feet long. Referring to icts role, the Afar's developers state: 'The UAV is able of taking photos while flying, and can be used to perform geophysical surveys, and to generate digital topographic maps of target sites.'

Selon Mohammad Eslami - Iran's Deputy Defense Minister for Industrial Affairs and Research - the Afar is just one of a whole panoply of UAVs currently in development. "We are 20 types of UAVs Producing inside the country, Which are classified in three categories of the long, short and mid-range and altitude," he STATED in comments broadcast by Iranian TV. "We hope to soon unveil new strategic Which drones can fly up to 30,000 feet in altitude and 24 hours of nonstop flight."

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