Iran Says Hypersonic Missile’s Range Could Be Extended To 2,000km


The range of the next version of an advanced hypersonic ballistic missile developed by the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps Aerospace Force could be extended to 2,000km, the force’s commander said. 

In remarks at a ceremony in the northern province of Mazandaran, Brigadier General Amir Ali Hajizadeh highlighted the country’s advancements in the defense industry, including development of missiles.

“Today, we have achieved all complex technologies in the field of the defense industry,” he stated.

The senior commander referred to the recent unveiling of the Fattah hypersonic missile, and said its future version may have a range of 2,000 kilometers.

He went on to say that the Iranian people will soon hear more good news in the field of the country’s missile power.

Fattah hypersonic missile was unveiled by the IRGC in a ceremony held in Tehran on June 6.   

The projectile, whose name has been chosen by Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei, has a range of 1,400 kilometers.

The missile’s warhead has a spherical engine running on solid fuel with a movable nozzle that allows the missile to move in all directions.

Earlier, Brigadier General Hajizadeh had said the homegrown hypersonic ballistic missile had undergone all tests.

The new missile can penetrate all air defense missile systems and detonate the enemy’s anti-missile systems, he added.

Describing the production of the projectile as a “huge leap” in Iran’s missile industry, the commander said the missile can maneuver below and above the Earth’s atmosphere at a speed of Mach 13.

Tasnim News Agency

Tasnim News Agency, which claims to be a private news agency in Iran but is reported be close to the IRGC, was launched in 2012. Its purpose is to cover a variety of political, social, economic and international subjects along with other fields.

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