Type Rocket artillery
Service history
Used by  Iran
Weight 2,650 kg
Length 10.8 m
Diameter 0.65 m (first stage), 0.5 m (second stage)
Warhead Single warhead

Engine Two-stage solid-fuel and/or liquid fuel
150 km
Inertial with command updates[1]

The Tondar-69 is a short-range ballistic missile (SRBM) originating in China and operated by the armed forces of Iran. It was originally deployed by the Iranian army in 1992.[2] The design is based on the Chinese CSS-8, which itself was designed from the Soviet S-75 surface-to-air missile (SAM).

It is based in transporter erector launchers towed into position.[3] Up to two-hundred CSS-8 missiles were acquired from 1989-1992 and modified to Tondar-69 specifications.[4]


  1. Lennox, Duncan. "Tondar 69 (CSS-8)." Jane’s Strategic Weapon Systems (Offensive Weapons). July 28, 2011.
  2. "Tondar 69". CSIS Missile Threat.
  3. Galen Wright. "The Arkenstone - ارکنستون". Retrieved 11 November 2014.
  4. "Tondar-69 (CSS-8)". Military Edge: The Most Comprehensive Tool on the Web for QME. Retrieved 11 November 2014.

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