Posted: 06.06.2023 17:33:00

Iran unveils its first-ever hypersonic missile

The Aerospace Force of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC, elite units of the Armed Forces) of Iran have presented a new hypersonic Fattah missile – as reported by RIA Novosti


It is noted that the missile was presented on the morning of June 6th. The event was attended by Iranian President Ayatollah Seyyid Ebrahim Raisi and IRGC Commander-in-Chief Hossein Salami.

It’s known that the presented missile has a range of 1,400km and is able to pass through all missile defence systems and destroy them. Other characteristics of the missile include increased accuracy, very high speed (it can move at a speed of 12-13 Mach, or 14-15 thousand km/h), excellent manoeuvrability, the ability to be invisible to radar systems and manoeuvre both in and out of the atmosphere. This type of missile is the latest weaponry, which is produced and used by countries such as the United States, Russia and China.

The creation of the presented hypersonic ballistic missile was first announced in November 2022 by IRGC Aerospace Force Chief, General Amir Ali Hajizadeh. Last week, he said that Iran had finished testing the missile and announced its imminent presentation.