Thursday, December 9, 2010


Tallash-1, Mohajer-2 And Mohajer-4 UAS

As mentioned earlier, Iran’s Qods Aviation Industries inherited Iran’s UAS production. It was created to design and manufacture a variety of cost-effective vehicles made from composite materials. The production of UAS was initially under the auspices of ministry of IRGC, but merged into Defense Industry Organization in 1992. Since 1998, it has operated as part of the Aerospace Industries Organization of the Iranian Armed Forces. The first UAS to come out of Qods Aviation was the lightweight Tallash-1, which reached production before the end of the war and was used successfully in the makeshift photo reconnaissance role against Iraqi forward positions. Following the successful production and operation of the Talash-1, Qods began designing and manufacturing a range of UAS for different missions, adding the Tallash-2 target
drones to the existing version.

 Others in the range include the Mohajer-1, a light reconnaissance and surveillance system with a range of 30 km. The Mohajer-2 reconnaissance and surveillance UAS is a modification of the first major Iranian
UAS design. Capable of speeds up to 180 km/h, it has a range of 50 km and a service ceiling of 11,000 ft. The endurance of the 85 kg aircraft is 90 minutes. The Mohajer-3 (Dorna) allweather target, surveillance and reconnaissance UAS is similar to the Israeli Pioneer. It has a range of about 100 km, speed of 180 km/h, and endurance of two to three hours and can be launched by means of RATO, or on its own wheels.

The twin-boom Mohajer-4 (Hodhod) is also a reconnaissance and surveillance aircraft. Its mission radius is 150 km, with endurance of 5 to 7 hours and a speed of about 180 km/h. Qods also develop hand-launch UAS, a jet engine model (called Mohajer-5) and a UAS called Shekarchi (Hunter).

The Saegheh-1 (Lightning) aerial target is capable of over 300 km/h, is launched by RATO and is recovered by parachute. The Saeqeh-2 aerial target is able to mimic different radar and IR emissions, incorporating GPS, a data link and limited radar decoy capability.


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