302mm Khaibar (M-302)

Operator: Syria Hezbollah Hamas
Status: In Service In Service In Service
Number: Unknown Unknown Unknown
Acquired: 2006 Pre-2006 2014
Cost: Unknown Likely gifted Likely gifted
General Specs
Country of origin: Syria (Possibly based on Chinese WS-1B design)
Manufacturer: Syria
Introduced: 2006
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)
Width: Unknown
Height: Unknown
Platform: A rack-like multiple rocket launcher which is typically truck or trailer mounted.
Guidance system: None
Accuracy: Poor
Crew: 2-3
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.

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Israel Displays Rockets Seized in Red Sea Raid

Israel’s prime minister on Monday triumphantly toured a display of dozens of rockets that navy commandos intercepted in the Red Sea last week, alleged to be on their way from Iran to the Gaza Strip, and accused the international community of ignoring Iranian support for militant groups and falling victim to a charm offensive by […]

Gaza Rockets, Iranian Fingerprints

Hamas has fired more than 1,400 rockets into Israel, putting roughly two-thirds of the population in range, since the most recent round of violence erupted last week. Many of the variants can be traced back to the tenacious weapons smuggling efforts of Iran. When Israel’s navy seized weapons aboard the Klos-C on the Red Sea in early March, it appeared Israeli […]

The Syrian “M-302” Rockets Intercepted on the Red Sea

Early Wednesday morning, a special operations unit of the Israeli navy conducted what appears to be a long-planned boarding operation of a Panamanian-flagged ship, the Klos-C, which was transiting the Red Sea en route to Port Sudan. Members of the Shayetet 13 commando unit (Israel’s version of the U.S. Navy’s SEAL teams) seized “numerous advanced […]