NewsIran to unveil domestically produced hypersonic ballistic missile

    Iran to unveil domestically produced hypersonic ballistic missile

    According to the commander of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps Aerospace Force, the missile can evade all anti-missile defense systems.

    Iran will shortly present its domestically produced hypersonic ballistic missile, the commander of the Islamic Revolution Guardian Corps (IRGC) Aerospace Force, Amir-Ali Hajizadeh, was quoted as saying by IRNA on Monday.

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    “The hypersonic missile has completed its tests and will be presented soon,” Hajizadeh said, calling it a “considerable generational leap” in the missile field.

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    According to the commander, the missile, whose speed can reach between Mach 12 and Mach 13 (12-13 times the speed of sound), is capable of evading all anti-missile defense systems. He added that the missile can maneuver both inside and outside of the Earth’s atmosphere.

    Last Thursday, Iran presented its new Khorramshahr 4 ballistic missile, also nicknamed ‘Khyber’, which is the most modern version of the Khorramshahr family. The missile has a range of 2,000 kilometers and is capable of carrying a warhead of up to 1.5 metric tons, the heaviest warhead among the country’s missiles.

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    Source: RT

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