Ya-Ali (missile)

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The Ya-Ali (Persian: یاعلی) is a land attack cruise missile (LACM) built by Iran. IT carries a 200 kg warhead. The air launched type of the missile has a range of about 700km[1] but land and sea launched versions are also under development. The missile was first unveiled on 11 May 2014 when Iranian leader Grand Ayatollah Ali Khamenei visited the Aerospace Force of the Army of the Guardians of the Islamic Revolution. According to Janes Defence, the missile has a jet engine inlet and possibly uses a version of the Toloue-4 turbojet Iran produces for its longer-range anti-ship missiles and it is reported to have a range of 700 km. [2]

On February 7, 2015, Iran’s Deputy Defense Minister Mohammad Eslami announced that the missile could previously be launched from only Mirage type fighter planes but it can now be launched from every fighter plane that Iran owns. [3]

It is named after a Shi'i religious expression beseeching Ali.

References

  1. ^ https://www.realcleardefense.com/articles/2015/03/11/irans_tomahawk_cruise_missile_packs_a_punch__107731.html
  2. ^ "IRGC unveils new tactical ballistic missiles developments". Jane's Defence. Tehran. 2014-05-13. Retrieved 2015-02-23.
  3. ^ "Iranian Fighters Armed with 700km Cruise Missiles". TasnimNews. Tehran. 2015-02-07. Retrieved 2015-02-23.


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