|Manufacturer:||Defence Industries Organisation (D.I.O.)|
|Product type:||Weapons & Weapon Systems|
|Name:||Anti-tank guided missile launcher|
For some years the Parchin Missile Industries Division of the Iranian Defence Industries Organization (DIO) has been manufacturing a copy of an improved version of the Russian Kolomna KBP AT-3b 'Sagger' 9M14M Malyutka-M wire-guided Anti-Tank Guided Missile (ATGM) under the local name of Raad.
More recently another Raad version has entered production called the Improved Raad, or l-Raad, which is fitted with a tandem High Explosive Anti-Tank (HEAT) warhead which will defeat MBTs fitted with Explosive Reactive Armour (ERA).
The first small precursor HEAT charge in the nose activates the ERA so clearing a path for the main HEAT charge to pass through and penetrate the main armour of the vehicle. The precursor charge has four fixed fins which are claimed to improve the manoeuvrability of the missile.
The design of the new front end of the Improved Raad is such that it can be quickly fitted to existing in-service Raad ATGM (as well as Russian and other copies). It uses the same launcher and test procedures.
A full description of the original Russian AT-3 'Sagger' is given later in this section.
There are no known vehicle versions of the Raad ATGW in service with the Iranian Army.
Production. In service with the Iran Army and other undisclosed countries.