What is Meraj-532?

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Iran recently tested a homemade long-range, high-precision kamikaze drone named Meraj-532, equipped with a 50-kg warhead.

About Meraj-532:

  • It is a kamikaze drone equipped with a piston engine.
  • It has a range of 450 km.
  • It is capable of flying at a maximum altitude of 12,000 feet for three straight hours.
  • It has a 50-kg warhead and can be assembled and prepared for flight easily, making it suitable for rapid reaction operations.

What is a Kamikaze Drone?

  • A kamikaze drone, also called a suicide drone or, more formally, a loitering munition, is an unmanned aerial vehicle that is designed to self-destruct after serving its purpose.
  • They can hover around the target area for some time (much longer than a cruise missile) and attack only once a target is located.
  • It may also feature a built-in warhead or payload, which is intended to detonate during the engagement. 


Q1) What is an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle?

An unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) is a type of aircraft that operates without a human pilot onboard. Recent technologies have allowed for the development of many different kinds of advanced unmanned aerial vehicles used for various purposes.

Source: Iran's 'successfully' tests kamikaze drone equipped with 50-kg warhead: Official