Iran Producing Missiles Based on Russia's Kornet

(Bloomberg) Henry Meyer - Iran is producing new laser-guided, anti-tank missiles modeled on Russia's Kornet, the rocket used by Hizbullah in the 2006 war with Israel, according to defense analysts in London and Moscow. The Iranians may have copied the design after obtaining it from Hizbullah, said Igor Korotchenko, director of the Center for Analysis of World Arms Trade in Moscow, who's also the head of an advisory council for the Russian Defense Ministry. Iranian Defense Minister Brig.-Gen. Ahmad Vahidi on July 7 inaugurated production of the Dehlaviyeh anti-armor missile system designed to hit mobile and ground targets, the state-run Fars news agency reported. The Kornet has a range of 5.5 km. (3.3 miles).

2012-07-11 00:00:00

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