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IRGC Using New Generation of Laser-Guided Missiles in Fighter Jets

16 September 2018 10:47

 

The Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) is using a new generation of laser-guided missiles, named Bina-2, to hit enemy targets from warplanes.

Recently, a number of images of a ceremony to deliver 10 updated Su-22 fighter jets to the IRGC have been released which also displayed a new generation of Bina missiles named Bina-2.

The Iranian defense ministry announced in 2014 that it had successfully tested a laser-guided surface-to-surface and air-to-surface missile named Bina.

Speaking during the ceremony, former Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Hossein Dehqan noted that Bina missile is laser-guided and can be fired from aircraft and different ground platforms.

“This missile (Bina) is capable of precisely hitting important targets, including bridges, tanks, military hardware and command centers of enemies,” the Iranian defense minister said.

He enumerated the high-speed in destroying the targets, easy maintenance and high-speed of operation as specifications of Bina.

No more information has been released about the range of Bina missiles or the weight of their warheads.

Iran has made great progress in production of different missiles and military equipment.

Last month, a new generation of home-made pin-pointing missiles, named ‘Fateh Mobin’ and equipped with an advanced and smart explorer, was unveiled in Iran.

The radar-evading, tactical and pin-pointing missile which was unveiled in a ceremony participated by Defense Minister Brigadier General Amir Hatami enjoys high agility and can operate against sea and land-based targets in all types of environment, even in electronic warfare conditions.

The missile is also capable of penetrating anti-missile defense shields.

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