Iran to Equip Military Vessels with “Abu Mahdi” Naval Cruise Missiles

Iran to Equip Military Vessels with “Abu Mahdi” Naval Cruise Missiles
Iran to Equip Military Vessels with “Abu Mahdi” Naval Cruise Missiles

In comments at a televised interview, Commander of the Iranian Army’s Navy Rear Admiral Shahram Irani said that the country’s Moudge-class frigates would be equipped with the home-grown “Abu Mahdi” surface-to-surface naval cruise missiles.


Rear Admiral Shahram explained that the Iranian Navy’s missile power has doubled and that the country’s destroyers will be deployed to high sea for the first time with eight cruise missiles mounted on them.

Iran to Equip Military Vessels with “Abu Mahdi” Naval Cruise Missiles

Abu Mahdi missile, complete name: “Shahid (Martyr) Abu-Mahdi al-Muhandis missile”, is an Iranian naval cruise missile that the Ministry made of Defence of Iran; This missile has a range of over 1000 km. The missile has extended the Navy’s range three times compared to the strongest Iran-made naval cruise missiles. Another Iranian missile “Raad” has a range of 350 km, and “Qadir” has 300 kilometres range.

Iran to Equip Military Vessels with “Abu Mahdi” Naval Cruise Missiles

A turbojet engine from the Tolou family powers up the “Abu-Mahdi missile”. The engine is also used at “Noor, Qader, and Qadir”. Missiles. The engine provides the capability to control the thrust of the engine.

Iran to Equip Military Vessels with “Abu Mahdi” Naval Cruise Missiles


The missile bears the name of the deputy commander of Iraq’s Popular Mobilization Units (PMU), who was assassinated alongside senior Iranian counterterrorism commander Lieutenant General Qassem Soleimani in a U.S. drone attack near Baghdad International Airport in January 2020.