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Iran Army Aviation showcases long-range Shafaq missile, other achievements

The Islamic Republic of Iran Army Aviation (IRIAA) has unveiled a new precision strike, smart and long-range missile among several other achievements developed and manufactured domestically by Iranian experts.

The upgraded Shafaq (Dawn) air-to-surface missile, with a range of 20 kilometers, was showcased during a ceremony attended by chief commander of the Iranian’s Army Major General Abdolrahim Mousavi, head of the Iranian Army’s Ground Force Brigadier General Kioumars Haydari and a number of other high-ranking military officials in Tehran on Saturday.

The missile is mounted on attack helicopters, can be launched based on the time required to hit with a high volume of firepower and cause substantial damage to enemy within a short duration.

The Yousef night vision system was also unveiled in the exhibition. The homegrown system is capable of detecting and striking fixed and mobile targets from a long distance away and in adverse weather conditions.

The night vision system reportedly employs two cutting-edge technologies, including stabilization based on optical gyroscopes and tracking algorithm derived from artificial intelligence.

In order to facilitate the application of ultra zoom cameras, the Cascade PID control technology or multiple compensater system has been furnished in the Yousef. The system can be connected to and matched with any autonomous weapon, and could be used in all types of aircraft.

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