Iran Unveils New Multiple Warhead Ballistic Missile
- September, 22, 2017 - 12:17
- Defense news
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – A new long-range ballistic missile that Iran’s Defense Ministry has manufactured for the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) was unveiled in a military parade in Tehran on Friday.
The large ballistic missile, named after Iran’s southwestern city of Khorramshahr that bore the brunt of an Iraqi surprise attack in the 1980s, was put on display on a truck in the military parades held in southern Tehran on Friday morning.
Speaking to reporters on the sidelined of the military ceremony marking the onset of the Iraqi imposed war on Iran, Commander of the IRGC Aerospace Force Brigadier General Amir Ali Hajizadeh said the Defense Ministry has manufactured Khorramshahr missile for the IRGC forces.
Khorramshahr ballistic missile has a range of 2,000 kilometers with ability to carry 1,800 kilograms multiple independently targetable reentry vehicle (MIRV), he added.
According to the commander, the new missile can be equipped with multiple warheads, not only one.
Training courses on the use of Khorramshahr have already begun, the general noted, saying the ballistic missile would soon become operational in the IRGC Aerospace Force.
Iranian military experts and technicians have in recent years made great headways in manufacturing a broad range of indigenous equipment, making the armed forces self-sufficient in the defense sphere.
Iran maintains that its military might poses no threat to regional countries, stressing that the Islamic Republic’s defense doctrine is entirely based on deterrence.