Initial Operational Capability (IOC):
Parent System: Mesbah 1
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): May 2010
Total Production: ?
Description: The Mesbah, 'Lantern' in English, is a short-range, low-altitude air defense artillery system designed and manufactured in the Islamic Republic of Iran under its domestic weapons program started in 1992 as a response to the United States arms embargo. The rapid reaction gun system can fire up to 4,000 rounds per minute with high precision. The Mesbah 1 has been designed to counter a wide range of threats such as helicopters, fixed-wing aircraft, cruise missiles and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). Serial production was launched in May 2010 with the weapon system achieving initial operational capability projected several months after that date.
Mesbah 1 Specifications
Max Rate of Fire: 4,000 roundperminute
CEP: Circular Error Probable
Meters (m) Kilometers (km) Nautic Miles (nm) Inch (in) Yard (yd) Foot (ft) Millimeter (mm)
Pound (lb) Kilogram (kg) kN (KiloNewton) Ton (t)
Meters per Second (mps) Kilometers per Hour (kph) Knot (kt) Miles per Hour (mph)
Liter (l) Galon (gl)
Year (yr) Minutes (min) Second (sec)
Operators & Related Equipment
Grand Total ?1
Mesbah 1 Links & Resources
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