Jun 28, 2020 22:19 Asia/Tehran [Updated: Jun 29, 2020 06:30 Asia/Tehran]
  • PHOTO: By Tasnim
    PHOTO: By Tasnim

Iran has joined the club of countries building bunker-busting artillery shells, designed to penetrate hardened targets or military bunkers.

Iran Press/Iran News: The Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) unveiled on Sunday, the first domestically-manufactured bunker-busting rocket launcher, as part of efforts to enhance the country’s defense might.

In an interview with the Tasnim news agency, the director of the Self-Sufficiency Jihad Organization of the IRGC Ground Force, General Ali Koohestani, said “Qareah”, is a lightweight composite material disposable rocket launcher designed to target fortifications.

He said the 8-kilogram launcher enjoys the technology of soft launching which is a method of launching a missile in such a way that the rocket motor ignites outside of the launch tube; the missile is ejected non-explosively.

The weapon is produced in an 80mm caliber version and its effective range is 250 meters, the general said.