Iran Unveils It’s New 20mm Anti-Helicopter Rifle
The new Iranian-made Arash 20mm anti-material rifle was tested during massive wargames, codenamed Payambar-e Azam 8 (The Great Prophet 8), in Southern Iran.
The IRGC’s combat weapons were first put on display during a visit by IRGC Commander Major General Mohammad Ali Jafari to an exhibition of the latest military achievements of the IRGC Ground Force’s Research and Self-Sufficiency Jihad Organization in Tehran on November 18.
Arash is a 20mm shoulder-launched weapon. Arash is an anti-helicopter weapon system, but it can also destroy land and logistic targets with maximum precision. The weapon system can destroy targets within the range of 1,800 meters.
In February 2013, the IRGC test-fired the shoulder-launched system Arash with the capability of shooting down choppers in its massive wargames, codenamed Payambar-e Azam 8 (The Great Prophet 8), in Southern Iran.
Elaborating on the missions of the drills, Spokesman of the Wargames General Hamid Sarkheili told reporters that the new shoulder-launched anti-chopper weapons which have been designed and produced by the IRGC’s local experts would be delivered to the operating units in the wargames.
„The 20-mm shoulder-launched missile is an anti-chopper weapon which can hit targets from a distance of 1,400 meters,” Sarkheili stated.
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