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Noor missile in Holly Defence Exhibition (2).JPG
Noor missile
Type Anti-ship cruise missile
Service history
Used by Iran
Production history
Manufacturer Iran

Engine turbojet engine
30-170 km depending on the model
Flight altitude Sea-skimming

The Noor is a long-range anti-ship cruise missile manufactured by Iran. This missile is in service with Navy of Iran.


TELs for Noor/Qader missiles. The TEL can be disguised as a civilian truck.

Iran was the first export customer of Chinese C-802 missile. The contract was signed in 1995 but was canceled when 60 missiles were delivered due to US pressure. After that Iran started a program to reverse engineer C-802.[1]

It is unknown when the program was finished, but in 2000 and early 2001, Iran tested an upgraded C-802 missile during Unity-79 wargames.[2] Officials said that the range of the missile is increased from 30 km to 130 km.[3]

The missile is powered by Toloue-4, an Iranian version of the French Microturbo TRI 60 engine[4]

In January 2004, Iran announced that it has started manufacturing the DM-3B mono pulse radar for Noor missile.[5] According to Iranian officials, DM-3B is a millimeter-wave active radar used in the last stage of missile flight to find the target and home in the missile on it.[6] Because of its frequency, it is very hard to jam the radar which is located inside the nosecone.[7]

In 2006, it was announced that the missile's range has been increased further to 170 km.[8][9]

In 2011, another variant called Qader was unveiled by Iran with a range of 200 km and the ability to attack coastal targets. A video of the missile hitting its coastal target was published by the Iranian media.[10][11][12]

In early 2012, during Velayete-90 wargames, a Noor missile was tested with improvements in electronic systems, a more jam-resistant radar and better target acquisition algorithms. A Qader missile was also tested in the wargame.[13]


  • Basic Noor:Initial reversed engineered missile with a range of 30 km.
  • Noor Phase 2:Improved version with 130 km range.
  • Noor Phase 3:Further increased the range to 170 km.
  • Noor Phase 4:Better electronics and computer algorithms.
  • Qader:An upgraded version with the range of 200 km.
  • Noor Export Version:A version with the range of 120 km.[14]


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18 news items

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War is Boring
Tue, 10 Mar 2015 16:48:45 -0700

The Iranian air force has already installed land-attack versions of the Noor missile on its F-14, F-4 and Su-24 fighter jets. And even with a shorter 2,500-kilometer range—without conformal fuel tanks—the Soumar is still deadly. Iran's obsolete F-14 ...


Thu, 25 Dec 2014 02:58:35 -0800

ARCHIVE PHOTO: A Noor missile is fired from an Iranian warship during a war game by the Iranian army near Jask port in southern Iran (Reuters / Hossein Zohrevand) / Reuters. Iran has launched a six-day exercise involving all branches of its military.
Sun, 24 Aug 2014 08:22:30 -0700

A Noor missile is fired from Iran's first domestically made destroyer, Jamaran, during a · Iran launches destroyer in the Caspian Sea · An Iranian made drone is driven past the platform where President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and other military. Iran ...


Mon, 10 Feb 2014 20:30:00 -0800

An Iranian Noor missile.(AFP Photo / MehdI Marizad ). Following the successful test, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani issued a congratulatory statement, also reminding that Iran was “serious” about the P5+1 talks scheduled for February 18-19 in Vienna.
Fri, 27 May 2011 07:34:41 -0700

The arrest on Thursday of five Spanish businessmen and three Iranians allegedly planning to smuggle into Iran military helicopters formerly owned by Israel sparks concerns over the possible use of nuclear-armed cruise missiles by Tehran's Islamist regime.
Sun, 17 Mar 2013 06:44:19 -0700

A Noor missile is fired from Iran's first domestically made destroyer, Jamaran, during a war game by the Iranian army near Jask port in southern Iran (Reuters/ISNA/Ruhollah Vahdati) / Reuters. Tehran has launched its second domestically built guided ...
CNN (blog)
Fri, 06 Jan 2012 06:44:25 -0800

The Noor missile is similar to the Qader, but has a longer range. While the Noor in the latest case was launched from a ship, in the event of any hostilities in the Persian Gulf, Iran would most likely rely on its land-based missile assets. Western ...


Mon, 08 Apr 2013 17:56:15 -0700

Though drones may be getting most of the attention these days, the US Navy is getting set to deploy its first solid-state laser weapon aboard the USS Ponce in what it calls an “at-sea demonstration,” a technology that could revolutionize global warfare.

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