Abu Mahdi cruise missile is the first Iranian naval cruise missile with a range of 1000 km, which can be used against both sea and land targets, And can be launched from the fixed and mobile ground launchers and warships. Therefore, this missile with such a range is considered among the strategic cruise missiles.
Abu Mahdi Cruise Missile was developed and built under the “Meshkat” project. The project Mashkat is a project in which the Russian KH-55 cruise missile was reverse engineered by Iran; And based on that, at first the Ya-Ali cruise missile with a range of 700 km, then the cruise missiles Soumar with a range of 700 km, Hoveyzeh with a range of more than 1,300 km and finally an anti-ship cruise version named “Abu Mahdi” with a range of more than 1,000 km were made. The Meshkat project has another long-range cruise missile that has not been officially unveiled and there are no pictures of it.