Iran Unveils New Long-Range Ballistic Missile
- February, 09, 2022 - 12:06
- Politics news
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – The Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) unveiled a new long-range ballistic missile with pinpoint accuracy, dubbed ‘Kheibarshekan’ (castle buster).
During a visit to a missile base of the IRGC Aerospace Force on Wednesday, Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces Major General Mohammad Hossein Baqeri and the IRGC Aerospace Force Commander Brigadier General Amir Ali Hajizadeh unveiled the homegrown ballistic missile.
The Kheibarshekan missile can hit the targets within a range of 1,450 kilometers with pinpoint accuracy.
The strategic weapon is a third-generation long-range missile developed by the IRGC with great capabilities.
The new missile is propelled by solid fuel and is capable of penetrating into missile shields with high maneuverability during the landing stage.
The modified design of Kheibarshekan has reduced its weight by a third compared to the similar missiles, while its preparation time for launch has decreased to one-sixths of the ordinary ones.
The other distinguishing features of the new ballistic missile are its agility and high velocity in hitting the targets.
The advanced missile has been fully designed and manufactured by the local experts of the IRGC Aerospace Force.