Iran unveils 3 domestic smart bombs

Yassin and Balaban precision-guided munitions (PGM) and a new generation of Qaem electro-optical guided bomb were unveiled on Tuesday in a ceremony in Tehran where Defense Minister Brigadier General Amir Hatami was present.

In a ceremony in Tehran, Defense Ministry officials celebrated the advent of the National Day of Defense Industries with unveiling two new PGMs of Yassin and Balaban and a new member of the family of Qaem electro-optical guided bombs.

The minister lauded the advancements of his country in the field of defense equipment, and added that the new munitions are aimed at increasing Iran’s defensive capabilities and strengthen its deterrence power.

He added that Balaban PGM enjoys very advanced features like folding wings to increase its operational range while it uses hybrid inertial navigation system (INS) / Global Positioning System (GPS) guidance.

Iran has made major achievements in manufacturing different weapons and military equipment.

On Monday, Commander of the Iranian Air Force Brigadier General Aziz Nasirzadeh said his force plans to utilize smart systems, particularly munitions, along with developing equipment and machinery in its unmanned fleet of drones.