Iran’s New Ballistic Missile Can Hit Multiple Targets: Commander
- September, 25, 2017 - 16:17
- Defense news
TEHRAN (Tasnim) - A new long-range ballistic missile at the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps’ disposal can be used for hitting multiple targets, a top commander said.
In comments on Monday, Commander of the IRGC Aerospace Force Brigadier General Amir Ali Hajizadeh said the large ballistic missile, Khorramshahr, can carry a warhead weighing 1,800 kilograms.
The 13-meter-long missile is capable of hitting several targets, he added.
Named after Iran’s southwestern city of Khorramshahr that bore the brunt of an Iraqi surprise attack in the 1980s, the homegrown missile was put on display in military parades in Tehran on Friday.
It has a range of 2,000 kilometers with the ability to carry a multiple independently targetable reentry vehicle (MIRV).
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.