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US vs Iran

Hybrid War

TOOPHAN 1 & 2 In early 2000, AIO announced that it was manufacturing another longer-range ATGW called Toophan. It is now known that there are at least two versions of the Toophan manufactured—the standard Toophan with a single HEAT warhead weighing 3.6kg, capable of penetrating 550mm conventional steel armour, and the Toophan-2, which has a 4.1kg tandem HEAT warhead, capable of penetrating 800 mm conventional steel armour protected by explosive-reactive armour. According to the AIO, the Toophan can be retrofitted with the Toophan-2 warhead. The Toophan is reportedly similar to the U.S. Raytheon TOW missile. Toophan is comparable to the Basic TOW, while the Toophan-2 is comparable to the Improved TOW.

Toophan-1 can be launched from existing TOW launchers and has a range identical to TOW. The Toophan specifications are 1,160mm length; no probe extended; 150mm diameter; 450mm fin length; and 18.5kg missile weight. The Toophan-2 specifications are 1,160mm length, 1,450mm with probe extended; 150mm diameter; 450mm fin length; 19.1kg missile weight.[46]

SUPER DRAGON and TONDAR-1

Iran is also believed to be manufacturing an improved version of the McDonnell Douglas Dragon ATGW. The new locally produced version is believed to have a tandem warhead and increased range. Iran has stated that it has developed an ATGW called "Super Dragon," which could well be the extended-range version of the U.S. missile. A ceremony held in Iran marks the start of 25 projects overseen by the Iranian Ministry of Defence and Armed Forces Logistics, including plans to produce laser-guided Tondar-1, Towsan-1, and Super Dragon anti-tank missiles.[47]

Dr. Abbas Bakhtiar

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