Iran unveils its first hypersonic ballistic missile
Iran's first hypersonic ballistic missile, named Fattah, is capable of bypassing advanced air defense systems.
The Islamic Revolution Guard Corps (IRGC) unveiled on Tuesday its first hypersonic ballistic missile, named Fattah, which is capable of bypassing advanced air defense systems.
Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi, the Chief Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guard Corps (IRGC) Major General Hossein Salami, and General Amir Ali Hajizadeh, the Commander of the IRGC's Aerospace Force, attended the revealing ceremony.
Fattah, whose name was chosen by Ayatollah Sayyid Ali Khamenei, has a 1,400 km range and is characterized by a very high speed and the ability to maneuver against air defenses.
🔴🇮🇷 More pictures of the Iranian-made #Fatah Hypersonic missile, which was revealed by the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps #IRGC this morning.#Iran #IRGC #موشک_هایپرسونیک_فتاح https://t.co/FfgVAL3TZl pic.twitter.com/xbX6HzuspK— Haidar Akarar (@HaidarAkarar) June 6, 2023
This comes a week after the Islamic Revolution Guard Corps (IRGC) announced that it will launch a new hypersonic missile after meeting all the necessary testing requirements.
According to previous statements, the missile can fly at speeds ranging between 12-15 Mach, and can target enemy air defense batteries.
At the time, he described the production of the projectile as a “huge leap” in Iran’s missile industry.
Earlier on May 25, Iran unveiled its latest ballistic missile, named "Khorramshahr-4 long-range strategic missile."
The self-guided missile is one of the most sophisticated weapons developed by scientists at the Defense Ministry's Aerospace Organization, with a range of 2,000 km and a 1,500 kg high-explosive payload.
Khorramshahr-4 is fitted with a complex liquid fuel engine, which is integrated into the missile's fuel tank reducing its height to nearly 13 meters.