Iran Just Fired Its Sidewinder Missile Clone From A Drone – The Drive

Video footage shows that Iran has fired its enigmatic Azarakhsh missile, which was originally claimed to be a combination anti-tank and short-range surface-to-air weapon, from an unmanned aerial vehicle during a recent series of drone-based war games. Imagery taken during the maneuvers clearly shows one of the Sidewinder lookalikes being launched from under the belly of a Karrar drone after the latter took off from a truck-mounted launcher. 

According to a report today from Iran’s semi-official Mehr news agency, the Karrar “interceptor drone” operated by the Islamic Republic of Iran’s Air Defense Force used the Azarakhsh to destroy aerial targets during the second day of the exercise. At the time of writing, there does not appear to be any video or pictures showing missiles fired by Karrar drones actually hitting anything.

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An Azarakhsh missile under a Karrar drone, with another of the drones launching in the background.