Iran Unveils Precision-Guided Missiles

August 7, 2019

Author: 

Anna Ahronheim

Publication: 

The Jerusalem Post

Iran unveiled three new precision-guided air-to-air missiles which were developed by the Iranian Defense Ministry and Iran Electronics Industries (IEI): the Yasin, the Balaban, and an updated variant of the Qaem. The Yasin is a smart guided missile with a range of 50 km. The Balaban is equipped with a hybrid inertial navigation system (INS)/Global Positioning System (GPS) guidance and sensors. The updated Qaem uses heat and cylinder seekers to hit within 50 cm of its target, according to Iran's Mehr News Agency. All three can be fired from unmanned aerial vehicles in addition to conventional aircraft.