Iranian two-missile launcher for Dehlaviyeh (copy of Russian Kornet) ATGM. Product of Iran Electronic Industries (IEI).
According to the Military News Defense and Security Service, one of the fastest growing parts of our country’s defense industry in recent years has been the quantitative and qualitative growth in the design and manufacture of anti-armor weapons, which fortunately, in addition to meeting the internal needs of the armed forces, it is possible to meet the needs of the armed forces. The Muslims of the region and the fighters of the resistance will also have. Although its famous examples such as Dehlawiya and Tofan were exhibited in various domestic exhibitions, recently a new product of our country’s defense industries was unveiled during the defense exhibition held in Baghdad, the capital of Iraq, which can be an important step in increasing anti-armor power. Iran should be considered.
Today, a new generation of armored personnel carriers and tanks equipped with active protection systems have entered service in the world. Active protection systems include a radar system that usually creates a 360-degree protective layer around the target armor and detects and destroys the anti-armor missile or rocket that is fired at it by means of explosive or bullet launches. .
Among the operational systems in this field is the “Trophy” system made by the Zionist regime, which is installed on Israeli Merkava armored personnel carriers and tanks. One of the methods of dealing with active defense systems is the discussion of firing two anti-armor missiles almost simultaneously towards a target, where one missile somehow acts as a prey for the active defense system, and the next missile, before the defense system, has time to have a re-engagement and hit the target.
Cornet D and RPG 30; First experiences to deal with active protection
Russia, as one of the leaders in the development and presentation of anti-armor systems, has developed at least two weapon systems to deal with active defense systems. One of these systems is RPG_30 and the other is Cornet D. The RPG 30 rocket consists of two missiles that, when fired at the target, at a distance of a few hundredths of a second from the main projectile, a smaller projectile is fired at the target, so to speak, it amuses the active defense system.
In the Cornet D system, there is almost the same arrangement. 8 Cornet missiles installed on a vehicle along with a targeting system are responsible for engaging the enemy. According to the user’s needs, there is a possibility in this system that by firing two missiles almost one after the other towards the target, it passed the barrier of the active defense systems.
During the defense exhibition that was recently held in Baghdad, the country’s defense industry has introduced an anti-armor system based on Dehlawiya missiles. At first , it is better to get acquainted with the Dehlawiyeh missile.
This missile is considered one of the latest announced defense achievements of Iran in the field of anti-armor weapons, which was developed by the Ministry of Defense and Armed Forces Support and was unveiled in July 2013 .
According to the information announced about this missile, Dehlawiyeh has an effective range between 100 and 5500 meters. This range removes this missile from the operating range of all the cannons installed on the current operational tanks in the world . In terms of guidance, this missile uses a semi-automatic laser guidance system, line-to-line steering, and laser vision navigation. In this method, the intended user shines a laser beam towards the target and must keep the laser beam on the target until the moment of impact.
One of the positive points of this guidance system is that in the early moments, there is no need to shine a powerful laser on the target, which may cause the activation of armored counter-defense systems, and the target missile is only fired on the laser wave that comes from behind and from The side of the launcher is connected to it and is relatively safe from many countermeasures .
The weight of the warhead of this missile is 6.8 kg and it is a two-stage type and has the ability to penetrate 1,000 to 1,200 mm of armor, which, of course, is after passing through reactive armor. The presence of a two-stage warhead is one of the appropriate abilities of this missile to deal with tanks or armored personnel carriers equipped with multi-layer armor. The warhead of the first stage has the task of destroying the primary layers such as reactive armor, and the second stage penetrates into the target and destroys it .
The speed of this missile is about 250 meters per second and its flight time at the maximum range is about 22 seconds. The total weight of the rocket and its launcher is 27 kg. Each missile is placed in disposable cylindrical launchers that can be carried by infantry. Cornet anti-armor teams usually consist of 2 or 3 people. The loading time of each missile on the launcher is about 30 seconds and one or two missiles can be fired every minute. This missile can operate at a temperature of minus 20 to plus 60 degrees Celsius.
But there is a problem with the Dehlawiyeh missile, which is that this missile uses a single launcher and usually has almost no chance against targets equipped with active defense systems.
But the Pirouz system has been developed to solve this problem. A special targeting section has been installed in the target system, which has the ability to auto track or follow targets and directs the missile towards them. In the Pirouz system, it is possible to fire two missiles at a distance of 0.4 seconds from each other. The range of this system is about 5 km in day and night.
Pirouz system equipped with Dehlawye missiles
In this new system and thanks to the special targeting system, there is also the ability to engage with air targets such as helicopters or drones that are flying at a height of 2 kilometers. Thanks to the installation of a lifting system, it is possible to lower and hide it inside the carrier vehicle when it is not needed. This system can be installed on tactical vehicles, armored vehicles and even military vessels.
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Samaneh Pirouz catalog
According to the above descriptions and features, with the use of the Pirouz system, both the ability to pass through the barrier of active defense systems and the possibility of increasing destruction on a point in a very short time have become possible, and by entering the service of this system to the armed forces, One can expect a significant increase in the anti-armor capability of the armed forces of the Islamic Republic of Iran, or it is speculated that by handing over this system or similar ones to the resistance fighters, it will easily overcome the new systems of Merkava tanks such as Trophy.