In my recent post about Iranian anti-ship missiles, I discussed the debate surrounding the attack on the Hanit corvette by Hezbollah during the 2006 war. I've usually subscribed to the belief that it was a C-701/Kosar that was used because it would account for the small amount of damage as well as be more plausible from a logistic perspective. This is despite the common claim that it was the C-802/Noor.
However, it seems I'll have to eat my words.
The first missile fired during the encounter missed the Israeli ship and hit an a civilian freighter. Up until now I assumed that this ship has been operating in the relative vicinity of the Hanit because a decoyed terminal seeker would be the best explanation for why the missile hit it instead of the Hanit.
However I've recently come across some information that indicates that the freighter was actually 60 km out to sea - well beyond the range of any variant of the Kosar. Even the Hanit, patrolling at 16 km from shoreline is at the absolute maximum engagement range of some Kosar variants (around 15 km). A Kosar could have been fired in conjunction with a Noor, but that seems much more unlikely then multiple Noors being launched (if one believes in Occam's Razor).