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​Mohajer-6 With Anti-Tank Missiles and Guided Air Bombs: What Weapons Carry the UAVs from Iran

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Iranian UAV during the exercise / Photo credit: IRNA
Iranian UAV during the exercise / Photo credit: IRNA

Iran has "leaked" several types of weapons under the wings of its drones during exercises

Defense Express recently reported that at the russian so-called "international" forum "Army-2022", one of the Iranian drones – Mohajer-6 – was presented at the country’s exposition, and was actively praised by the russian mass media.

It is currently unknown whether the russian federation will buy these UAVs. Anyway, a few high-quality photos of weapons under the wings of this one and other UAVs leaked on the web the other day, which gives an opportunity to talk about them.

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Iranian Mohajer-6 drone
Iranian Mohajer-6 drone with anti-tank missiles during the drills / Photo credit: IRNA

The photo above shows an "Almas" anti-tank guided missile under the wing of a Mohajer-6 drone. The Iranian ATGM with this guided missile was introduced in July 2021.

Almas missile tests
A few shots from the Almas missile tests

In fact, Almas is a copy of the Israeli "Spike", the missile has a high-tech homing head and a tandem warhead, the claimed firing range of this missile is up to 8,000 meters.

Almas guided missile under the wing of a Kaman-12 drone
Almas guided missile under the wing of a Kaman-12 drone / Photo credit: IRNA

This missile was spotted as equipped on another unmanned aerial vehicle, Kaman-12, during the exercises in Iran. This UAV has a speed of 200 km/h, can stay in the air for up to 10 hours and a combat radius of about 2000 km.

Qaem guided air-dropped bomb
Qaem guided air-dropped bomb / Photo credit: IRNA

Speaking of Kaman-12: in addition, the Iranians also showed the Qaem guided aerial bomb this drone carries (can also be used with the Mohajer-6). This air bomb exists in four variants: the Qaem, probably laser-guided, the Qaem-1 with infrared homing, and the TV-guided Qaem-5 and Qaem-9.

Qaem-1 and Qaem-5 bombs under wing of a Kaman-12
Qaem-1 and Qaem-5 bombs under wing of a Kaman-12 / Credit: Mehdi H. on Twitter

The claimed effective range of these aerial bombs is 15-20 km depending on the altitude of the UAV flight.

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