Iran Unveils New Surface-to-Surface Ballistic Missile

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Iran Unveils New Surface-to-Surface Ballistic Missile

Iran Unveils New Surface-to-Surface Ballistic Missile

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The Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) displayed a new surface-to-surface ballistic missile, Dezful, with a range of 1,000 kilometers and a warhead weighing nearly half a ton.

 Dezful surface-to-surface missile was unveiled in a ceremony on Thursday marking the 40th anniversary of the victory of 1979 Islamic Revolution in Iran, Fars News Agency (FNA) reported.

The ceremony marking the inauguration was held in an underground missile factory described as an “Underground Missile Production City”.

Dezful is a version of the Zolfaghar missile that has a 700km range and a 450-kilogram warhead.

In a relevant development on February 2, Iran unveiled its newly-developed long-range cruise missile named Hoveizeh in a ceremony participated by Defense Minister Brigadier General Amir Hatami.

“The range of Hoveizeh missile is over 1,350 km and it is good for targeting ground targets,” Hatami said, addressing the ceremony.

He mentioned rapid reaction, low flight altitude, high precision in navigation and high destruction power as among the main features of the missile.

“Hoveizeh ground-to-ground cruise missile has been test-fired in a 1,200-km range and it managed to precisely hit the specified target,” Hatami said, adding that the missile will increase the Iranian Armed Forces' capabilities and Iran's deterrence power.

The missile is due to be delivered to the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Aerospace Force. 

 

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