Shaher (sniper rifle)

Shaher is an Iranian-made 14.5mm anti-materiel sniper rifle capable of penetrating concrete strongholds, armored vehicles and helicopters. It has a maximum effective range of 4 kilometres (2.5 mi). The weapon weighs 22 kilograms (49 lb) and is 1.85 metres (6.1 ft) long. It can engage helicopters and other low flying aircraft. The anti-armor rounds used by the Shaher are capable of penetrating 50 mm (2.0 in) thick armor and come in different armor-piercing varieties. The rifle was unveiled in 2012 alongside a series of military vehicles and transportation units.[1] In April 2014, a new version of Shaher was unveiled, with Picatinny rails added on the top of the rifle.


  1. Fars News Agency (September 29, 2012). "Iranian Army Unveils 2 New Home-Made Products". Retrieved April 28, 2013.
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