Iran showcased a new stealth cruise missile on the sideline of Russia’s International Aviation and Space Show, MAKS 2019, which opened its doors on August 27.
The new missile, dubbed Mobeen, has a radar cross-section (RCS) smaller than 0,1 m2. If this is true, this should make the missile stealth for most radar systems, especially on longer ranges.
According to an information sheet, the missile has a range of up to 450 km and can deliver a variety of payloads with a weight of 120 kg.
The Mobeen is supposedly equipped with a digitized scene-mapping area correlator (DSMAC) and a terrain contour matching (TERCOM) system for navigation. The missile also has a terminal guidance system.
Mobeen’s design shares many similarities with the US-made Teledyne Ryan Model 324 Scarab unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV). The drone was developed in the 80s exclusively for the Egyptian military.
In the last two years, Iran revealed several land attack and anti-ship cruise missiles, some of which could be launched from air, or even submarines.
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