Iran has unveiled two new indigenous air-to-surface missiles

On Sept. 25, Iran’s Defense Minister, Brigadier General Hossein Dehghan together with a group of high-ranking air force officers unveiled the Qader and Nasr, two new indigenous air-to-surface missiles.

Qader is a medium-range cruise missile which can attack ground targets in the range of 200 kilometers, while Nasr is a short-range missile with a range of 35 km.

Actually, the Qader is derivative from Chinese C802 supersonic ASM (Anti-Ship Missile) whereas Nasr is an under license production of C704 subsonic ASM with two IR and radar seekers.


According to the information released by the Iranian authorities both missiles, that were successfully tested, feature anti-jamming technology, and can be used against maritime targets.

The two missiles were showcased next to an F-4 (a Qader was carried by the Phantom on an underwing pylon) that will be the main platform to employ the new weapons.


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  1. keep make fun and face more failure . in 2006 Lebanon Israel conflict , 2008 Hamas Israel war and Syrian civil war Iran was on one side and USA and Israel were on the other side and Iran’s side was always victorious . also the main winner of the invasion of Afghanistan and Iraq by USA was Iran .

  2. Its interesting to see, that the F-4 pictured with the missiles has even not the ejection seats on it…

  3. what are you talking ? in your first comment you said ”Watching Israel wipe out the entire IRIAF and nuclear program in one fell swoop” and in second comment saying ”Israel will never be allowed by the international community to “finish” anybody” . one thing that you missed is that after this skirmishes both Hamas and Hezbollah have become more powerful . after the end of 2006 war Hezbollah had 15,000 missiles but now they are having an arsenal of 70,000 missiles . in 2008 Hamas didn’t have the ability to target Tel Aviv but in 2012 they fired Fajr-5 missiles toward Tel Aviv .

    • I’ve heard Hizballah has 350,000 missiles, including 1000 Shahab IIIs, and by 2015 they’l have 2,000,000, including MIRV’d SS-18s.

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