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In Iran, the Karrar drone was tested as an interceptor

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In Iran, the Karrar drone was tested as an interceptor

Iran has reported that its Karrar drone is being tested as an interceptor. According to the latest data, this UAV, which was created in Iran about 10 years ago and which is launched from a special platform, was armed with Iranian-made air-to-air missiles. These are missiles, which Iranian sources call "Azarakhsh".


Foreign experts believe that the Iranian Azarakhsh missiles are copies of the American AIM-9 Sidewinder, which were put into service in the United States and several other countries more than half a century ago. "Azarakhsh" has an infrared homing head. In this case, the mass of explosive in the warhead of this aviation more missiles than the American Sidewinder.

The Azarakhsh missiles were used by the Iranian Air Force Karrar drones for the first time. During the exercise, several moving aerial targets were reportedly hit. What exactly played the role of such targets is not reported in the reports.

Representative of the Armed Forces of the Islamic Republic of Iran Mahmoud Mousavi:

The drone drills were aimed at creating a reliable defense mechanism at the country's borders. Today, the army closely monitors and monitors the borders with the help of drones equipped with modern monitoring systems and electronic information transmission.

Some well-known characteristics of the Azarakhsh missile: a mass of about 70 kg (the American AIM-9 Sidewinder has about 90 kg, but at the same time, as already noted, the Iranian missile has more explosive mass than the American one), length - 309 mm, maximum speed - about 2 thousand km / h.

Iranian UAV Karrar has a range of up to 1000 km; it can land using a special parachute system.
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  1. Victor_B
    Victor_B 12 January 2021 08: 22
    +2
    UAV in our time is just some kind of symbol ...
    A kind of symbol of modern technology.
    A symbol of belonging to the elite of the world aviation (aha! Barmaley and ISIS in the forefront ...)
    In general, everyone does! From the most leading aviation concerns to model aircraft circles and Barmaley basements.
    1. Cowbra
      Cowbra 12 January 2021 08: 36
      +11
      wink Well, you can add so)))
      1. Shurik70
        Shurik70 12 January 2021 12: 17
        0
        If the missile has a half-century range, it is effective only against cheap UAVs.
        And the price of such a UAV is less than the price of this rocket.
        1. Cowbra
          Cowbra 12 January 2021 13: 08
          0
          Quote: Shurik70
          And the price of such a UAV is less than the price of this rocket.

          Let's admit. But the price of the broken-down Aramco plant is more than all the drones, and even a couple of Arlie Berks in the bay, right?
          1. Shurik70
            Shurik70 12 January 2021 13: 57
            -2
            Quote: Cowbra
            But the price of the broken-down Aramco plant is more than all the drones

            This is yes.
            But it will play on attrition. Several thousand penny UAVs - and Iran has no missiles.
            1. Cowbra
              Cowbra 12 January 2021 14: 49
              0
              Well, I remember a massive blow with Axes on Syria ... And something not very Tomahawks flew, electronic warfare. apparently it works. Well, Iran has something, I remember they did land the Sentinel drone - Santinel? And it is not so simple, simple and cheap drones - the channel is not protected, it is easier to shoot them down with a pantalyk. Right?
    2. bad
      bad 12 January 2021 08: 39
      +21
      Quote: Victor_B
      UAV in our time is just some kind of symbol ...
      A kind of symbol of modern technology

      If technology allows, then of course it is better to shift the risk of losing pilots to the UAV. Or get a large number of EOS.
    3. OgnennyiKotik
      OgnennyiKotik 12 January 2021 08: 40
      +7
      Not a symbol, but an effective weapon that provides new opportunities. This particular Karrar can be launched from a pickup truck or boat, with B-B missiles or B-P bombs at a range of 1000 km. This is a problem for everyone in that region.
      1. Revolver
        Revolver 12 January 2021 09: 26
        0
        Quote: OgnennyiKotik
        Not a symbol, but an effective weapon that provides new opportunities. This particular Karrar can be launched from a pickup truck or boat, with B-B missiles or B-P bombs at a range of 1000 km. This is a problem for everyone in that region.

        For those who have an air defense system slightly more advanced than the Shilka, no matter whether it is an air defense system or fighters, the problem should be solved. Yes, in general, even "Shilka" can be solved. Of course, if she is in the right place at the right time.
        1. alexmach
          alexmach 12 January 2021 11: 00
          0
          The Saudis have no such air defense?
          1. Revolver
            Revolver 12 January 2021 19: 27
            +1
            The Saudis, like all Arabs, have their arms growing out of the wrong place.
    4. Insurgent
      Insurgent 12 January 2021 08: 54
      +8
      Quote: Victor_B
      UAV in our time is just some kind of symbol ...
      A kind of symbol of modern technology.
      A symbol of belonging to the elite of the world aviation (aha! Barmaley and ISIS in the forefront ...)
      In general, everyone does! From the most leading aviation concerns to model aircraft circles and Barmaley basements.

      Nevertheless, Iran, having started by copying the American UAVs that it got as trophies, has already firmly established itself in the "club" (not too extensive, by the way, the "club" yes ) countries independently developing and producing these complex systems, and weapons for them ...
    5. Civil
      Civil 12 January 2021 09: 00
      0
      I remember the same method Israel began to make air defense systems.
  2. Ka-52
    Ka-52 12 January 2021 08: 40
    +6
    the American "AIM-9 Sidewinder" - about 90 kg, but at the same time, as already noted, the mass of explosives in the Iranian missile is greater than in the American

    if the starting speed is the same (2M), and the burning time of the gas generator checker is about 2s (+/-), and the mass of the Iranian is greater, then the range will drop significantly. For the first Saywinders, it was about 11 km EMNIP, in the latest mods it grew to 18 km. I think this Azarakhsh's range is hardly more than 10 km. I very much doubt the Iranians' capabilities in high energy composite fuels
    1. NDR-791
      NDR-791 12 January 2021 08: 51
      +3
      Perhaps the article is no longer about a copy of the AIM-9 Sidewinder, but about the drone itself. The Iranians turned out a multi-profile unit, although the performance characteristics are not masterpieces, but it already exists. And working.
      UAV Karrar began to be developed by Iranian experts in the field of aerospace technology in 2008 year. The new device should have received the application only in the military sphere, in this case, despite the simplicity of the design drone, the drone has a very broad scope of application. What drone and provided a lot of popularity in the armed forces of the country.
      Drone Karrar can be used for various purposes related to the exploration areas, air and sea space, used as a drone target in tests of new weapons systems, as well as be used as a full-fledged combat unit, which device is equipped with the ability to mount and discharge of missiles and bombs.
      UAV Karrar equipped with turbojet engine brand Toloue-4 (can also be equipped with an engine the brand Toloue-5) with traction in 3,7 kN, allowing drone the ability to accelerate to a high speed of its movement, which can reach 900 km \ h., That in fact, It meets all the objectives of the use of drones. The maximum flight range of this device is determined by one thousand kilometers, however, to combat UAV version, this figure was reduced to 400 kilometers.
      In addition to the radar installation, Karrar drone aircraft can also be equipped with surveillance cameras and, moreover, it comes as an electro-optical camera and an infrared camera that enhances the effectiveness of operational properties of the drone.


      1. Ka-52
        Ka-52 12 January 2021 08: 56
        +3
        Perhaps the article is no longer about a copy of the AIM-9 Sidewinder, but about the drone itself.

        yes, I don’t argue. But the highlight of this UAV is that it is not designed to combat ground targets (as we are used to), but air targets. And here his main weapon is air-to-air missiles. yes
        if the Karrar were armed not only with melee missiles, but also with a long arm, then there was a serious threat to the US Air Force. But this requires a radar station on board.
        1. NDR-791
          NDR-791 12 January 2021 09: 01
          +1
          Including, but not only. They began to test him as a scout. Then free-falling bombs, it is more difficult to get them from a drone than with guided weapons. The bomb itself is suspended.
        2. NDR-791
          NDR-791 12 January 2021 09: 10
          +1
          In terms of performance characteristics, it is very similar to our "DAN" UAV target of the 93rd project, only the speed is higher and the range is more serious. Although with a smaller load
          1. Ka-52
            Ka-52 12 January 2021 09: 14
            +3
            It is very similar to our "DAN" UAV target of the 93rd year of the project, only the speed is higher and the range is more serious. Although with a smaller load

            on the Soviet M-143, VR-3VM Flight of the 70s is more similar. Now I'll look for a picture. Yeah, there is one. True, the quality is not very good what

            1. NDR-791
              NDR-791 12 January 2021 09: 20
              +1
              Heh, ours is huge. Count twice as much. Iranian is really small. It is all the more surprising that the run of 4 km was shoved into 1000 meters long. well, even with a load of 400, it's still a lot.
              Length: 4 m .;
              Wingspan: 3,4 m .;
              Height: 0,8 m .;
              Maximum takeoff weight: 420 kg .;
              Cruising flight speed: 700 km \ h .;
              Maximum flight speed: 900 km \ h .;
              Maximum flight distance: 1000 km .;
              Maximum flight height: 9000 m .;
              aircraft engine type: turbojet;
              Powerplant: Toloue-4;
              Power: 3,7 kN
              1. Ka-52
                Ka-52 12 January 2021 09: 37
                +1
                Power: 3,7 kN

                power 400kgs? I wonder how he accelerates his half a ton to 700-900 km / h?
                1. NDR-791
                  NDR-791 12 January 2021 09: 56
                  0
                  DANI has 120kgs. It gives out 750 km / h. I'm more interested in Iranians installing or buying their turbines where? And how much is her resource? Well, not a disposable UAV. The turbine is its own, this is a good APPLICATION !!!
                  1. Ka-52
                    Ka-52 12 January 2021 10: 10
                    0
                    The turbine is its own, this is a good APPLICATION !!!

                    bought on Motor Sich. They have just such a power - MS-400. If the horses haven't sold the technology to the Chinese yet
                  2. dauria
                    dauria 12 January 2021 10: 33
                    +2
                    I'm more interested in Iranians installing or buying their turbines where?

                    Tolowe-4 Its completely. copy of the French Microturbo TRI 60 axial, 3-stage compressor, 1-stage turbine, length 1,3 m, thrust 3,7 kN at 29 rpm, weight 500 kg.

                    Decent thrust-to-weight ratio at the start, more than that of fighters. And it is unlikely that the thrust at a speed of 900 will fall below 40 kgf. With aerodynamic quality, even 10 is just enough. So no surprise.
        3. Intruder
          Intruder 12 January 2021 17: 25
          0
          But this requires a radar station on board.
          not always and precisely on an attack drone, target designation can also be given from a manned reconnaissance officer ..., and there is a radar station (higher level) and an operator sits in the cockpit, so it is quite a working option, as with the concept of slave UAVs that the Russian Federation has, and the US already has !!!
    2. Klingon
      Klingon 12 January 2021 10: 31
      +2
      I think the scope of the Iranian drone is other drones. As far as I know, the striped ones do not arm their drones with BB-class missiles. So the launch range is not important here. It is more important to detect the enemy's drone and fly up to it at a distance of a couple of three kilometers or direct line of sight to flop. That's all. it will be something like a kite hunt for cranes
  3. APASUS
    APASUS 12 January 2021 08: 43
    +2
    If the performance characteristics are really so impressive, then the US Navy may have real problems in the Gulf. But is it the conflict with Iran that the new Biden administration will seek?
    1. yuriy55
      yuriy55 12 January 2021 09: 21
      +2
      Quote: APASUS
      But after all it is the conflict with Iran that the new Biden administration will seek ?

      Where such confidence? There is other information
      According to preliminary data, the winner of the presidential elections in the United States, Joe Biden confirmed his intention to return the United States to the format of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) on the Iranian nuclear program and to conduct further negotiations with Tehran on this issue, he expressed such considerations in an interview with the New York newspaper Times.
      Earlier, Biden wrote in his article on the CNN website that if Iran returned to "strict adherence" to the nuclear deal, United States will return to agreement format for "follow-up" negotiations and lift sanctions against Iranintroduced by the current American leader Donald Trump.

      https://ria.ru/20201202/bayden-1587284003.html
      1. APASUS
        APASUS 12 January 2021 09: 54
        0
        Quote: yuriy55
        Where such confidence? There is other information

        This information is not complete or not correct, it is much larger in scope:
        Sullivan, whom Biden intends to appoint as national security adviser upon taking office, confirmed that the new administration is ready to return to a nuclear deal with Iran.
        At the same time, the condition for such a return for the new US president will be Iran's full compliance with the terms of the nuclear deal.
        However, the new administration regards the return to an agreement with Iran only as a "basis for subsequent negotiations."
        At the same time, Sullivan explicitly outlined the purpose of the planned negotiations: "In these broader negotiations, we will finally be able to achieve restrictions in the field of Iranian missile development."
        https://rossaprimavera.ru/news/0081293a

        Will Iran agree to additional restrictions on its missile program? Are you serious, don't you think? Remembering how the United States easily withdrew from the nuclear treaty.
        1. yuriy55
          yuriy55 12 January 2021 12: 25
          +1
          Quote: APASUS
          Iran to agree to additional restrictions on its missile program?

          I don't care if Iran agrees or disagrees with additional restrictions. I gave you information with a link to the source of RIA, and you replicate my own conclusions based on (??? form and name of the source).
          I can give you my own thoughts on the events of today (not related to the United States and Iran). But I will not pass them off as "something" that does not require proof, because I think this is serious:

          This is a serious (alarming) signal for us about the state of daily service in units where such cases and more serious crimes take place.
  4. Ros 56
    Ros 56 12 January 2021 09: 02
    0
    length - 309 mm, maximum speed - about 2 thousand km / h.

    Why so long?
  5. loki565
    loki565 12 January 2021 09: 11
    +1
    length - 309 mm, maximum speed - about 2 thousand km / h.

    It looks like a typo about the length)))
  6. rocket757
    rocket757 12 January 2021 09: 27
    +2
    So now it is better to have something that they can do than to have nothing.
    Rational decision.
  7. Herman 4223
    Herman 4223 12 January 2021 10: 07
    +1
    And how is it controlled at a distance of 1000 km? It is very difficult from the ground, but Iran does not seem to have a satellite constellation.
  8. bars1
    bars1 12 January 2021 12: 50
    0
    Quote: Herman 4223
    And how is it controlled at a distance of 1000 km? It is very difficult from the ground, but Iran does not seem to have a satellite constellation.

    Probably with the help of repeaters
    1. Intruder
      Intruder 12 January 2021 17: 05
      0
      with help
      installed a satellite module and rented communication channels from commerce and fly at least 10 km ...
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  10. Intruder
    Intruder 12 January 2021 17: 02
    0
    length - 309 mm, maximum speed - about 2 thousand km / h.
    not much, for 30 cm with a tail, body length only ??? Plus seeker and warhead ...
  11. Kaw
    Kaw 12 January 2021 19: 27
    0
    Like this. In a decade or so, all SAM systems and fighter aircraft may become a thing of the past as a class.