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China and Iran look beyond Russian market for UAS and precision weapon exports

6th September 2023 - 12:00 GMT | by Alex Orlov in Riga


The Iranian GB125 guided bomb displayed at the Army-2023 event. Note the retractable wings. (Photo: via author)

Chinese and Iranian firms unveiled new UAS and smart munitions at Army-2023, claiming they reflected lessons from the Russo-Ukrainian conflict and were attracting international interest.

Chinese and Iranian companies displayed a wide range of UAS and precision-guided munitions at the Army-2023 event near Moscow last month. 

The focus on these systems appears to reflect lessons learned during the Russo-Ukrainian conflict, and is claimed to be driven by a growing interest from international customers.

Along with known models, such as the Arash, Ababil-5, Karrar and Mohajer-6 UAVs, the Iranian MoD presented the Shahin. This is the first Iranian electric-powered UAV, with an operational range of 150km and the capability to carry four Quzghun-S1 loitering munitions.

Smart munitions presented include the GB125 guided bomb, F345-NO22 smart bomb, and F-365

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Alex Orlov


Alex Orlov

Alex Orlov is a freelance journalist based in Helsinki.

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