Tondar-69 (CSS-8)

Operator: Iran
Status: In Service
Number: Iran may have imported 200 Chinese CSS-8 (or Tondar-69) SRBMs in the late 1980s
Acquired: 1989-1992
General Specs:
Country of origin: China
Introduced: Was modified from the Soviet S-75 surface-to-air missile (SAM)
Class: SRBM
Range: 93 miles maximum (150 km)
Warhead: HE (551 lbs; 250 kg)
Weight: 5842.25 lbs (2,650 kg)
Length: 35.43 ft (10.8 m)
Diameter: 2 ft (0.65 m) (first), 1.64 ft (.5 m) (second)
Propellant: Two-stage solid
Guidance System: Inertial with command updates
Launch Platform: Transporter Erector Launchers (TELs)
Combat history:
Note: Tondar-69 was “launched consecutively at mock targets across the country” as part of the military drill “The Great Prophet IV”

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