The Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) on Tuesday unveiled a domestically-developed hypersonic ballistic missile, dubbed “Fattah”, with a range of 1,400 kilometers and the speed of Mach 13-15, which enjoys advanced high-tech to penetrate and destroy all anti-missile defense systems.
The advanced projectile was showcased at a ceremony attended by President Seyed Ebrahim Rayeesi, Chief Commander of the IRGC Major General Hossein Salami, Commander of the IRGC Aerospace Commander Brigadier General Amir Ali Hajizadeh and Defense Minister Brigadier General Mohammad Reza Ashtiani.
The precision-guided missile has a range of 1,400km and enjoys advanced technologies to breach all anti-missile systems. The “Fattah” also features excellent maneuverability and stealth ability to pass through radar systems.
The speed of the hypersonic missile can reach 13-15 Mach before hitting the target, Fars News Agency (FNA) reported.
Back in November, Iran announced that it has managed to develop cutting-edge hypersonic ballistic missile which is capable of penetrating advanced missile interception systems and hit the targets. Tehran declared that the ballistic missile, manufactured by Iranian experts, is very fast and able to maneuver both in the space and outer space.
Addressing the unveiling ceremony on Tuesday, Brigadier General Hajizadeh said Iran now became one of the four countries in the world that possess the technology to develop hypersonic missiles.
Highlighting the speed of the “Fattah”, he stated that a missile with such speed will be impossible to be confronted. He further described the development of the ballistic missile as a “great leap in the field of missiles”.
It came days after Iran showcased a new ballistic missile capable of reaching a range of 2,000 kilometers and carrying warheads weighing 1,500 kilograms with impressive strategic and tactical capabilities.
Military officials say the “Kheibar” ballistic missile can hit targets with a margin of error below 30 meters, adding that the advanced missile enjoys high technology to penetrate enemies’ air defense systems.