With a range of up to 1000 km, Iran has introduced a domestically produced complex of winged missiles equipped with artificial intelligence, as reported by Sarbaz.kz citing local media. The Iranian Navy (IRIN) has showcased a collection of long-range winged missiles also known as "Abu Mehdi," which is anticipated to significantly augment the country's defensive capabilities against potential regional adversaries.
According to Iran's Minister of Defense, Mohammad Reza Ashtiani, this missile complex incorporates cutting-edge artificial intelligence technologies. Furthermore, the enhanced capabilities of these missiles enable the establishment of the most precise flight trajectory.
Military analysts speculate that the "Abu Mehdi" winged missile is modeled after the Kh-55 missile, which Iran acquired from Ukraine two decades ago. However, the Iranian missile operates at an exceptionally low altitude, rendering its detection and interception challenging. Moreover, it features a dual-mode self-guidance system, allowing effective counteraction against electronic countermeasure systems. In addition to its radar system, the missile is equipped with an active and passive homing device.
The artificial intelligence system not only assists the winged missile in selecting the most optimal trajectory but also enhances target accuracy. These new missiles are intended to proficiently safeguard Iran's territorial waters and are poised to contribute to the further advancement of the country's export-oriented maritime technologies.