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Raad may refer to:

  • Raad is the 13th sura of the Qur'an.
  • Ra'ad & Hatf-VIII (Ra'ad), Air-launched cruise missiles of Pakistan named after sword of Prophet Muhammad
  • RAAD (anti tank missile), Family of Iranian anti tank missiles
  • Raad Air Defense System, Iranian air defense system
  • Raad (Anti Ship), Iranian anti ship cruise missile
  • Raad-1 and Raad-2, Iranian Self-propelled howitzers
  • Republican Action Against Drugs, vigilante group operating in Northern Ireland
  • Raad (name), Male Arabic given name
RAAD (anti-tank missile)

The RAAD family of missiles is manufactured in Iran and based on the Soviet 9K11 Malyutka anti-tank guided missile with a range of a few kilometres. It is not to be confused with Iran's Ra'ad anti ship missile and Pakistan's Ra'ad cruise missile.

From 1996 to 2004, a total of 2,250 RAAD missiles were produced in Iran.

Raad (anti-ship missile)

Raad is an Iranian heavy anti-ship missile with the range of 360 km. Although the missile resembles Chinese HY-2, it has significant differences. It uses the Iranian Toloue-4 turbojet engine and the DM-3B mono pulse radar used in Noor.

Two air intakes are situated at the sides of the missile and one in the bottom. It is launched from shore-based TELs and ships, although no Iranian ship is reported to use the missile. Development finished in 2004 and the missile was tested in Blow of Zolfaqar naval wargames in 2006. The missile is said to be under production.

Raad (air defense system)

Raad or Ra'd (, meaning "thunder") is an Iranian aerial defence system deployed in September 2012. The system is designed to enhance Iran's capabilities in terms of defense, and as a partner to Bavar 373 air defense system. According to Fars news agency the Raad, is more advanced than its Russian predecessor and is designed to confront fighter jets, cruise missiles, smart bombs, helicopters and drones. the system is also designed specially for US fighters. The system is equipped with "Taer" (Bird) missiles, which can trace and hit targets in ranges up to 50 km and in altitudes from 25 to 27 km (75,000 feet), Ra'd is ranked as a mid-range radar system and air defense system.

During Velayat 91 maneuvers in December 2012 Iranian navy successfully tested Raad Air Defense System but it is not clear that the Raad missile tested in Iranian navy is the same one to Taer-2 missile of Raad system designed by IRGC aerospace force and it may be only a similarity between a surface to air missile and an air defense system.

On May 2014 IRGC unveiled four different configuration of Raad air defense system, 3rd Khordad TELAR which is equipped with Taer-2B missiles, a phased array radar and is able to control two TELs, Tabas TELAR which features a white dome radar and uses Taer-2A missiles, Alam al hoda TEL which is equipped with electro-optical tracking systems, another system was also seen named Raad-2 which has a new wheeled TEL and uses electro-optical systems on separate vehicles with a range of 80 km.

In IRGC aerospace force exhibition in May 2014 announced that new versions of 3rd Khordad SAM system will reach to ranges about 100 and 200 km with new missiles. The 3rd Khordad (3rd of Khordad) system can engage with 4 targets and guide 2 missile to each of them simultaneously with the aid of its phased array radar that has 1700 elements.

Also Iran developed another SAM system named RAAD-1 with TAER-1 missiles.

Usage examples of "raad".

Again, the continued burghership of the newcomers was made to depend upon the resolution of the first Raad, so that should the mining members propose any measure of reform, not only their Bill but they also might be swept out of the house by a Boer majority.

Lieutenant General Raad Majid al-Hamdani, the II Republican Guard corps commander.

American moves in the south, Lieutenant General Raad Majid al-Hamdani thought he had sized up the enemy.

Het is waar, Otto had haar gevraagd, maar zij kon zich nog niet beslissen, en het hinderde haar, hoe iedereeen er van scheen te weten en ongevraagd raad gaf, hoe iedereen in bedekte en onbedekte termen tegen Betsy toespelingen waagde te maken en sommigen, gedekt door den sluier van intimiteit, haar zuster zelfs ingefluisterd hadden, bij Eline aan te dringen, opdat zij zich verklaren zoude.

If the franchise were granted to these, there could be no doubt that though at first the Boers might control a majority of the votes, it was only a question of time before the newcomers would dominate the Raad and elect their own President, who might adopt a policy abhorrent to the original owners of the land.

The tone of President Steyn at the meeting of the Raad, and the support which he received from the majority of his burghers, showed unmistakably that the two republics would act as one.