The Arash is a 122mm unguided artillery rocket developed by Iran. It is the Iranian copy of katyusha and fired from 40 tube launchers. It is capable of killing enemies by making a huge amount of damage over a large area. Its launcher can be reloaded in a short time.
A smaller sample of this rocket with a same propellant is known as Noor. Its length is shorter than Arash. The Katyusha rocket has different ranges in three stages. The short range of 12 km covers a large ring, the medium range of 16 km covers a small ring and the long range covers a radius of 22 km. The Arash rocket with a length of about 3 m and a weight of 65 kg can move at a speed of 710 m/s towards the predetermined targets. Its warhead is 18 kg and HE type. The rocket uses solid propellant.
Its low cost, proper fire volume, low error rate, the loading speed of rocket from Nazeat and Fajr in less than 7 minutes explains why it is preferred to be used rather than ballistic missiles.
Iran’s armed forces use a variety of light and heavy fire artillery types to confront the enemy. Since the rockets are better in battlefields than missiles, using them forms part of our defense doctrine in the field of unrestrained combat.