|Status:||In Service||In Service||In Service|
|Cost:||Unknown||Likely gifted||Likely gifted|
|Country of origin:||Syria (Possibly based on Chinese WS-1B design)|
|Class:||Long range artillery rocket|
|Range:||62.1-132 miles (100-212.4 km)|
|Warhead:||385.8 lb (175 kg); Possible cluster munition|
|Weight:||1,155 lb (524 kg)|
|Length:||<16 ft (<5 m)|
|Platform:||A rack-like multiple rocket launcher which is typically truck or trailer mounted.|
|Combat history:||During the 2006 war in Lebanon, Hezbollah fired multiple Khaibars into Israel hitting Haifa, Afula, and as far south as Hadera.On March 5, 2014 the Israeli Navy intercepted a shipment of “dozens” of rockets identified as “M-302” rockets aboard a cargo ship name the Klos-C in the Red Sea. The rockets were allegedly shipped from Syria to Iran and destine for Sudan where they would be taken by land through Egypt to Gaza. These may be an improved version of the Khaibar.There is no evidence of use in Syrian Civil War.|
- Rubin, Uzi. “Hizballah’s Rocket Campaign Against Northern Israel: A Preliminary Report.”Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs. N.p., 31 Aug. 2006. Web. 05 Mar. 2014.
- Eshel, David. “Hezbollah’s Rocket Blitz.” Defense Update. N.p., n.d. Web. 05 Mar. 2014.
- Katz, Yaakov. “‘Hezbollah Has Long-range Surface-to-air Missiles‘” The Jerusalem Post. N.p., 19 Jan. 2012. Web. 05 Mar. 2014.
- “Breaking News: IDF Intercepts Iranian Shipment of Missiles to Terrorist Organizations in Gaza.” IDF Blog. Israel Defense Force, 5 Mar. 2014. Web. 05 Mar. 2014.
- Cohen, Gili. “Israel Seizes Ship with Missiles Heading from Iran to Gaza.” Haaretz.com. N.p., 5 Mar. 2014. Web. 05 Mar. 2014.
- “302mm Rocket.” Israel Missile Defense Association. N.p., n.d. Web. 05 Mar. 2014.
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