Sunday, August 22, 2010


This is coolbert:

The Iranians have just today unveiled and now have at their disposal an unmanned aerial vehicle [UAV], a cruise missile, greatly resembling the German V-1 "buzz bomb", allowing the Iranian to have an offensive capability hitherto NOT possible!

This is a news item of some concern? Thanks here to the Guardian.

"Iran unveils bomber drone that aims to deliver peace and friendship"

"President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad says craft has 'main message of peace and friendship' but is intended to deter aggression"

This is the "Karrar"! "Striker!

A Striker. Has a drone capability remotely controlled from a distance all the way to the target?

"Karrar, meaning 'striker' in Persian"

NOT nuclear capable. A capability, but only limited. Conventional weaponry warheads ONLY!

"the Karrar 4 meter long had a range of up to 620 miles [traveling] "at speeds of 560 miles per hour (900 kilometers)", which is not far enough to reach Israel."

"Iranian state TV reported that the UAV could carry . . . two 250lb bombs or one 500lb bomb."

A sub-sonic UAV of this type is NOT unlike the German V-1 and is very susceptible to interecept and shoot down, or even attack by MANPAD [man portable air defense] pea-shooters located on the ground?

At least not yet, the Israeli have not much to fear from the "Striker"?

For the "Striker" to be effective, the Iranian would need to manufacture these UAV in abundance and send a huge barrage more or less simultaneously toward an opposition. Otherwise, not much more than a nuisance. At least, again, SO FAR!


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