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In Iran, presented a new small-sized kamikaze drone "Meraj-521"

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In Iran, presented a new small-sized kamikaze drone "Meraj-521"

Iran continues to develop strike and reconnaissance drones, the presentation of another loitering ammunition for the IRGC rapid reaction forces took place the other day during the exercises of the Corps Ground Forces. The small-sized drone is designed to destroy personnel and unarmored vehicles.


Specialists of the Iranian IRGC have developed a new Meraj-521 kamikaze drone for the Saberin Rapid Reaction Force of the IRGC Ground Forces. The drone is designed to be used against enemy personnel and unarmored vehicles directly on the battlefield, so it is made in such a way as not to cause any inconvenience when using it.

According to the presentation, the launch of the drone is carried out using a mortar method using a pneumatic catapult. The wings are swivel, unfold after launch, the propeller is pushing, located at the rear. The drone has a range of up to 5 km and can stay in the air for 5 to 15 minutes. A warhead weighing 500, 700 and 1000 g. So far, the delivery dates for this drone for the IRGC have not been announced, but in Iran there are traditionally no delays with this, so in the near future it may appear in the troops, possibly not only Iranian ones.

Meanwhile, Iran has demonstrated that it has a fairly solid arsenal of drones and missiles by posting a corresponding video on the Web the day before. As stated in the description, the IRGC showed drones and medium-range missiles in service with the Corps. This video aroused great interest in Ukraine, where they continue to claim that Iran is allegedly preparing to supply the Russian army with short-range ballistic missiles Fateh-110 and Zolfaghar with a range of 300 and 700 kilometers, respectively.

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  1. Alien From
    Alien From 21 October 2022 09: 16
    +17
    So much for the Iranians, under sanctions for half their lives, and the result is beyond praise. Apparently their leadership has the desire and will.
    1. stelltok
      stelltok 21 October 2022 09: 32
      -4
      So much for the Iranians, under sanctions for half their lives, and the result is beyond praise. Apparently their leadership has the desire and will.

      Well, they don't make fighter jets. And they are bad with helicopters. Etc.
      They focused their production capacity on UAVs. The rest was scored.
      And the missiles in the video are a copy of the Soviet R17
      1. SKVichyakow
        SKVichyakow 21 October 2022 10: 01
        +6
        Quote from stelltok
        So much for the Iranians, under sanctions for half their lives, and the result is beyond praise. Apparently their leadership has the desire and will.

        Well, they don't make fighter jets. And they are bad with helicopters. Etc.
        They focused their production capacity on UAVs. The rest was scored.
        And the missiles in the video are a copy of the Soviet R17

        This is not the point, but I think that they do not require bribes for adoption or co-authorship in the invention. So this is the line. We also had a lot of developments, I judge this from the past press, but NOBODY gave them a go, because you can find a lot of reasons. They transferred developments from one bureau to another, it is clear to those who are more accommodating. And the terms of what developments we and they have. Everyone can see the main thing is to fall to the trough, and there the grass does not grow.
        1. stelltok
          stelltok 21 October 2022 11: 49
          +1
          They do not make fighter jets, helicopters -> accordingly they can focus on UAVs.
          You can’t make the entire line of military equipment (UAV fighters helicopters tanks infantry fighting vehicles fleet submarines ......) in large quantities, somewhere and something will be missed.
        2. Ratmir_Ryazan
          Ratmir_Ryazan 21 October 2022 11: 56
          +2
          Or maybe not all of our developments in the field of UAVs were not so good in reality ?!

          Where are these UAVs in the sky, at least in single copies, and not in the form of mock-ups and clever people telling that their UAV is the best ?!

          The secret of Iran's success in the field of UAVs, I think, is connected with China, most of the components are more likely from there, and not of purely Iranian origin.

          At the same time, let me remind you that UAVs are also produced in Russia, and in addition to UAVs, EVERYTHING is produced in Russia, from a pistol to a nuclear submarine.

          And what else does Iran do besides UAVs? Despite the fact that this is a country with a population of 86 million people and large reserves of resources.

          Airplanes - no, Helicopters - no, tanks - no, artillery - also don’t shine for something, there is no submarine fleet, in general there is a lot of things, so there is no need to exalt their system over ours.

          Not everything is perfect here either, but in terms of weapons development, Russia is very effective, and with UAVs, yes, we have a problem, and this problem is of a systemic nature.

          To have world-class military electronics, you need to have civilian electronics, where you can develop this industry at the expense of self-sufficiency.

          To make a good thermal imager for the army, you must first start making vacuum cleaners and televisions for civilians, otherwise we will always be lagging behind in this regard.
          1. SKVichyakow
            SKVichyakow 21 October 2022 12: 29
            +1
            Quote: Ratmir_Ryazan
            Or maybe not all of our developments in the field of UAVs were not so good in reality ?!

            And this is possible, but for some reason what is supposedly bad in our country is found in other countries.
            Quote: Ratmir_Ryazan
            And what else does Iran do besides UAVs?

            They do what and how much, based on the needs of the country.
            Quote: Ratmir_Ryazan
            Not everything is perfect here either, but in terms of weapons development, Russia is very effective, and with UAVs, yes, we have a problem, and this problem is of a systemic nature.

            And what does it mean? Lack of resources? Lack of constructors? No need for them? My colleague in the UAV in the 80s defended his thesis. And that we somehow moved? We actually fucked it all up. And so on for each of your points. EVERYONE just profited, and continue to do so.
            1. Ratmir_Ryazan
              Ratmir_Ryazan 21 October 2022 13: 22
              +1
              And this is possible, but for some reason what is supposedly bad in our country is found in other countries.


              Where are these UAVs created in Russia, but produced abroad?

              They do what and how much, based on the needs of the country.


              And that Iran does not need planes, helicopters, tanks, submarines and air defense?

              Maybe in Iran they do not proceed from the needs, but still from the capabilities of their country?!

              And what does it mean? Lack of resources? Lack of constructors? No need for them? My colleague in the UAV in the 80s defended his thesis. And that we somehow moved? We actually fucked it all up. And so on for each of your points. EVERYONE just profited, and continue to do so.


              I wrote there. Our problem is that our electronics lags behind the world’s and, first of all, civilian electronics, since it is there that it can develop independently and attract huge resources as a private business and from there take developments and a base for military needs, while with us, on the contrary, we we finance military electronics, we have practically no civilian production, and with such a strategy we will not catch up with developed countries, we will always trail behind and, at best, buy outdated developments.

              Of course, a dissertation can be defended on UAVs, but in order to create them, specialists are tedious, and they must grow up in a developed environment.

              My colleague in the UAV in the 80s defended his thesis. And that we somehow moved?


              Well, what was this movement expressed in? Where were these Soviet UAVs when there was the same operation in Chechnya?

              The Soviet UAV is used only as a target for air defense training - that's the whole Soviet result of UAV development. And they spent a lot of money.
              1. stelltok
                stelltok 21 October 2022 13: 55
                0
                Maybe in Iran they do not proceed from the needs, but still from the capabilities of their country?!

                Yes.
                electronics lags behind the world and, first of all, civilian,

                Yes. But it is worth adding that it does not matter if it is civilian or some other. She lags behind due to the absence of her lithographer. No lithograph, respectively, electronics trouble.
              2. SKVichyakow
                SKVichyakow 21 October 2022 14: 00
                -1
                Quote: Ratmir_Ryazan
                Where are these UAVs created in Russia, but produced abroad?

                In this case, I wrote about developments (it was necessary to remove the UAV) in general. They went to China, S. Korea and even the USA,
                Quote: Ratmir_Ryazan
                Well, what was this movement expressed in? Where were these Soviet UAVs when there was the same operation in Chechnya?

                Exactly ANYWHERE, that's exactly what I had in mind.
                Quote: Ratmir_Ryazan
                I wrote there. Our problem is that our electronics lags behind the world and, first of all, civilian electronics, since it is there that it can develop

                And in Iran, is it, electronics, in the first place? Plants one more than another? Oh yes, I forgot, sanctions were imposed on us? I repeat. Poherism, shortsightedness, greed, all this hindered the development of everything in the country. So you can never do anything for a reason. And so on everything.
              3. Alien From
                Alien From 21 October 2022 22: 57
                +2
                RUSNANO- here is the answer about our high-tech electronics. Short and clear to most.
        3. Alien From
          Alien From 21 October 2022 22: 37
          +2
          Alas, our trough is everything request So it goes....(
      2. bairat
        bairat 21 October 2022 10: 44
        -9
        Well, they don't make fighter jets. And they are bad with helicopters.

        And where are our helicopter fighters, hanging over the battlefield or firing rockets into the white sky without reaching the front line? From a cart, you can just as well shoot with nurses, it turns out to be too expensive to maintain such aircraft.
    2. Mavrikiy
      Mavrikiy 21 October 2022 09: 44
      +3
      Quote: Alien From
      Here are the Iranians under sanctions half of life, and the result is beyond praise. Apparently there is their leadership has the desire and will.

      And ideology! recourse
    3. yuriy55
      yuriy55 21 October 2022 09: 45
      +1
      Quote: Alien From
      Here are the Iranians under sanctions for half of his life, and the result is beyond praise.

      Here are the Koreans...
      Here are the Cubans...
      Here are the Syrians...
      Here are the Russians:
      The net outflow of capital from Russia, according to the Central Bank, in the first quarter of 2022 amounted to $64,2 billion ... For comparison: the corresponding figure for last year was $17,5 billion, and for the entire 2021 it reached $72,6 billion...

      *****
      tass.ru›ekonomika Oct 19, 2022
      It is noted that the volume of trade in Russian diamonds is estimated at about $1,8 billion, and about $200 million in uranium.
    4. Starover_Z
      Starover_Z 21 October 2022 09: 51
      0
      The drone has a range of up to 5 km and can stay in the air for 5 to 15 minutes. Warhead weighing 500, 700 and 1000 g.

      I wonder how much it weighs and dimensions.
      Suitable for sabotage groups, but not on the battlefield, but in the immediate rear of the commanders and reduce the supply of ammunition.
      1. Piramidon
        Piramidon 21 October 2022 11: 31
        +1
        Quote: Starover_Z
        Suitable for sabotage groups

        You will also need to carry a pneumocatapult to them with you around the rear. Nothing is said about its weight and the weight of the drone.
  2. Trapp1st
    Trapp1st 21 October 2022 09: 17
    +6
    Meanwhile, Iran has demonstrated that it has a fairly solid arsenal of drones and missiles.
    Well done Iranians! Keep it up!!!
  3. Nexcom
    Nexcom 21 October 2022 09: 18
    +4
    Probably a Russian analogue with the name Geranium 3 will appear soon?
    1. KCA
      KCA 21 October 2022 09: 35
      +5
      What for? "Cube" and "Lancets" are better, how they work, yesterday there were beautiful videos
      1. Nexcom
        Nexcom 21 October 2022 09: 39
        0
        Well, great if that's the case. It's good if our drones are better than this Iranian one.
        1. KCA
          KCA 21 October 2022 09: 56
          +5
          Better, "Lancet" 1 and 3kg explosives, barrage time for half an hour, range up to 40 km, they also work in conjunction, one reconnaissance officer, others double on his tip, well, as I think, according to the algorithm developed for the "Granit" anti-ship missiles, that drone that sees the target better, becomes the leader
          1. tlauicol
            tlauicol 21 October 2022 10: 54
            0
            No. It’s just that the scout hangs in the area for a long time, he doesn’t have warheads. It detects a target, and kamikazes are already flying into this square. They also detect the target on their own. They just know where to look
          2. Hanurik
            Hanurik 21 October 2022 11: 10
            +2
            Rather, they are just different. If we assume that the Lancet is a platoon drone, then the Iranian one is drawn to the squad level. One does not interfere with the other.
  4. kor1vet1974
    kor1vet1974 21 October 2022 09: 19
    +1
    In Iran, presented a new small-sized kamikaze drone "Meraj-521"
    Geranium, already there, what name will this one go under?
    1. Nexcom
      Nexcom 21 October 2022 09: 21
      +1
      Well, call Cactus - let Svidomo become unsweetened from him at all. Unsweetened and prickly.

      PS What's the difference what to call? The main thing is that he fulfills his tasks 100%, continuing the traditions of Geranium (in terms of low knockdown, good accuracy and low cost of production - so that you can geran-nightmare the enemy).

      oh, a neologism was born. Protect = to nightmare the enemy with weapons against which the enemy has little to oppose. laughing
      1. donavi49
        donavi49 21 October 2022 09: 35
        0
        This is a clone of the Switchblade, only with an increased warhead in exchange for the range and duration of the flight (well, obviously the Chinese Akum from Alishki win back here). The Switchblade performed poorly. However, 95% of the complaints about the "flip-knife" is that it is a throwing knife - it only hits the one it physically hits. Throwing VOG from a copter is more efficient and does more damage than Switch. But the Iranians shoved a half-kilogram warhead - that means there will no longer be situations when a switchblade arrives, and at 30 cm they get off with a slight fright.
        1. Nexcom
          Nexcom 21 October 2022 09: 40
          0
          The Iranian general, if my memory serves me right, was it the Switch that was removed?
          1. donavi49
            donavi49 21 October 2022 09: 43
            +3
            Reaper released Hellfire with blades.
  5. Junior Private
    Junior Private 21 October 2022 09: 21
    0
    This drone strongly resembles Geranium-7-mini.
  6. kill the fascist
    kill the fascist 21 October 2022 09: 23
    0
    Can be tested in combat conditions in / on the ruin.
  7. Prokop_Pork
    Prokop_Pork 21 October 2022 09: 24
    0
    Equip with a shaped charge, and plug the javelin into the belt.
  8. Saboteur_Navy
    Saboteur_Navy 21 October 2022 09: 25
    +11
    It is necessary to remove effective managers from factories, where personal transport carries lawyers and economists from the entrance to the management plant, and programmers from Ryazan to the center of Moscow go to work on electric trains ... this is where you need to start building UAVs
    And in general, design engineers, programmers, coders should live in the center of Moscow ... and not a shushara of boys and grandfathers in the role of either effective managers or appointees by pull!
    1. AdAstra
      AdAstra 21 October 2022 09: 55
      0
      And what kind of grandfathers are these, excuse me please? request
      1. Saboteur_Navy
        Saboteur_Navy 21 October 2022 10: 07
        +1
        Well, there is, for example, for whom they want to imprison Karaulov, who has an apartment with windows on Red Square, and whose neighbors there are the mother-in-law of Ukrainian Gordon from Malinovka and Oligarch Prokhorov
        1. AdAstra
          AdAstra 21 October 2022 10: 48
          0
          Ahhh, got it hi "" ""
  9. Paul Siebert
    Paul Siebert 21 October 2022 09: 25
    -4
    Weak.
    The same "Geranium-2" is 50 times more powerful.
    Yes, and it flies not far and not for long.
    Is it only for special operations forces. But our "Lancets" have.
    1. Piramidon
      Piramidon 21 October 2022 11: 42
      0
      Quote: Paul Siebert
      Weak.
      The same "Geranium-2" is 50 times more powerful.
      Yes, and it flies not far and not for long.
      Is it only for special operations forces. But our "Lancets" have.

      And Calibers are even more powerful. It is written - it is intended to defeat manpower on the BATTLE FIELD. A kind of the same longer-range hand grenade.
  10. rocket757
    rocket757 21 October 2022 09: 29
    0
    Iran continues to develop strike and reconnaissance drones, the presentation of another loitering ammunition for the IRGC rapid reaction forces took place the other day during the exercises of the Corps Ground Forces. The small-sized drone is designed to destroy personnel and unarmored vehicles.
    Not like that, like that ... "small aviation" has won the right to be considered a serious, effective weapon ... in many positions, as is now clear, almost everyone was convinced.
  11. Yuri Pravoslavny
    Yuri Pravoslavny 21 October 2022 09: 29
    0
    Geranium + Shahed = hemorrhoids. From a change in the places of the terms, the sum does not change. Russia appreciated the Iranian rattles, and this is an incentive and motivation.
  12. couch
    couch 21 October 2022 09: 30
    +1
    I can’t wait for the message that our factories have started manufacturing chudo-komikaze in three shifts without days off! Is it really not only factories that were destroyed in our country, but also people who could organize all this to invent (or at least copy like a whale
  13. Andrey1966
    Andrey1966 21 October 2022 09: 31
    +2
    Quote: Alien From
    So much for the Iranians, under sanctions for half their lives, and the result is beyond praise. Apparently their leadership has the desire and will.

    This is called import substitution. Normal/real. And not like...
  14. Justme
    Justme 21 October 2022 09: 33
    0
    I once often visited our Russian site dsp.narod.ru, where pirated books were stored on various sections of theory, mainly related to communication systems. This site had a map showing where visitors come from. Russia and the CIS - it was clear. But there were also visitors from various places in Israel, which is also understandable. But comparable to Israel, Iran was also represented somewhere in 30-40%. That is, their level is somewhat weaker, but relatively comparable.
    I would also like to draw attention to the fact that our "pirates" are our resource and their capabilities should be used for, for example, analytics.
  15. Kostadinov
    Kostadinov 21 October 2022 09: 46
    -1
    Well, they don't make fighter jets. And they are bad with helicopters. Etc.
    They focused their production capacity on UAVs.

    This is their superiority. They created a cheap and effective weapon in place of an expensive and ineffective one.
    And the missiles in the video are a copy of the Soviet R17

    All the better. Iran has upgraded the R-17 and there are so many of them that can be exported to Russia.
    1. Nikolaevich I
      Nikolaevich I 21 October 2022 12: 47
      +1
      Quote: Kostadinov
      Well, they don't make fighter jets. And they are bad with helicopters

      Iran makes air defense systems, MLRS, fuel dispensers, OTRKs, BRMDs, BRDS, ATGMs, guided mines for 120-mm mortars, 155-mm guided artillery shells, URSs for MLRS, adjustable bombs, anti-helicopter mines (as many as 3 samples ...) , howitzers, tanks, riflemen, engineering ammunition ...
  16. AdAstra
    AdAstra 21 October 2022 09: 52
    0
    Are you weak Yuri Borisov? laughing "" "
  17. bk316
    bk316 21 October 2022 09: 55
    0
    Well done Persians. Somewhere upstairs they have smart people, much smarter than our customers from the General Staff and whiners from VO who sing about the element base.
    The Persians realized that the UAV is just a type of tool that is nothing without the technology of application.
    And immediately there were penny drones on antediluvian electronics that can be made in the thousands a month and which in such numbers can cause enormous damage to the enemy.
    And the General Staff wants something like a Hunter, capable of carrying a nuclear charge, costing as much as a thousand simple drones and which will be built in a maximum of 5 copies.
    And whiners with VO do not think at all how and what can be done in the Russian Federation NOW AND MUCH, but everyone writes and writes about the element base without understanding what this phrase means and without even thinking that in the same Sarmatian this very element base suits everyone .
  18. Nikolaevich I
    Nikolaevich I 21 October 2022 10: 04
    0
    Actually, recently there was a message that a certain company in Russia is offering a "kamikaze" drone of the "Switchblade-300" type ... The trouble is racist in that in Iran, for example, they announced the creation ... and immediately begins mass production!In Russia, the completion of development often does not mean the start of production at all! request
    1. zombirusrev
      zombirusrev 21 October 2022 10: 52
      0
      Are you sure our effective owners can only cut loot ..
  19. CombatSnail
    CombatSnail 21 October 2022 10: 13
    -2
    In Iran, Borisov simply did not do this, so everything is fine.
  20. ZIF122
    ZIF122 21 October 2022 10: 13
    0
    It is necessary to cooperate closely with Iran on the supply of advanced drones, under a license or purchase, until we ourselves establish the production of our own!
  21. Zaurbek
    Zaurbek 21 October 2022 10: 17
    -1
    Chubais did not leave for Iran, to nullify their achievements in corr armament?
  22. svp67
    svp67 21 October 2022 10: 24
    0
    In Iran, presented a new small-sized kamikaze drone "Meraj-521"
    Poured "Geranium-10")))
  23. iouris
    iouris 21 October 2022 10: 44
    0
    Probably Manturov and all his deputies should have become Shiites. Stop drinking!
    1. mr wolf
      mr wolf 22 October 2022 13: 39
      +1
      They have already become Peelitesthey have their own religion...
  24. Kostadinov
    Kostadinov 21 October 2022 10: 48
    +1
    Quote: bk316
    And the General Staff wants something like a Hunter, capable of carrying a nuclear charge, costing as much as a thousand simple drones and which will be built in a maximum of 5 copies.
    And whiners with VO do not think at all how and what can be done in the Russian Federation NOW AND MUCH, but everyone writes and writes about the element base without understanding what this phrase means and without even thinking that in the same Sarmatian this very element base suits everyone .

    This is the most accurate description of the situation in the Russian military-industrial complex today. More recently discussed as a vital need for aircraft carriers for Russia. Fortunately, the same situation in the US and their satellites. Capitalism and the desire for maximum nailed the same everywhere. Iran under sanctions for a long time, they did not allow the export of oil and blocked accounts to the West, and forced him to move his brain.
  25. Last centurion
    Last centurion 22 October 2022 13: 47
    0
    As they say "wrap two"
  26. MBRSS
    MBRSS 22 October 2022 13: 53
    0
    In Iran, presented a new small-sized kamikaze drone "Meraj-521"

    Hurry up. We should have presented Banzai-521 to us first, so that there would be no unnecessary questions for Iran.