Tehran (IP)- The Islamic Republic of Iran has developed a ballistic missile arsenal since the imposed war (Iran-Iraq war) and it has made significant progress in the last three decades, producing a variety of short-range, medium-range, and long-range ballistic missiles.

Iran Press/Iran news: One of the recent types of Iranian ballistic missiles is the "Khorramshahr" missile, which is the latest product introduced in the country in ballistic missiles.

Khorramshahr medium-range ballistic missile was first demonstrated on September 22, 2017, during the Iranian Armed Forces' national parade. This missile is one of the completely indigenous missiles and the result of Iranian researchers' efforts.

General specifications

Amir-Ali Hajizadeh, commander of IRGC Aerospace Force, announced that Khorramshahr missile had 2,000 kilometers. The liquid-fueled Khorramshahr missile weighs 20 tons and has a warhead weighing up to 1,800 kilograms, carrying a multiple independently targetable reentry warhead (containing several smaller warheads of several hundred kilograms) instead of a warhead.

Comparison of Khorramshahr missile with other ballistic missiles of Iran, including Qadr and Sejjil missiles, shows that Khorramshahr can carry war munition more than 2 to 3 times the amount announced for the previous types of ballistic missiles.

The larger diameter of the fuselage in the Khorramshahr missile helps carry the multiple independently targetable reentry warhead because there is more space for designers to install this type of warhead.

The first Khorramshahr missile was unveiled with a simple conical warhead. Still, due to the progress made in missile warheads, the Khorramshahr missile can now use multiple independently targetable reentry warheads in upgraded models.

So far, three types of warheads have been seen in Khorramshahr missiles. The first type of simple conical cap was used in Khorramshahr 1. Then, the Khorramshahr 2 missile with a multiple independently targetable reentry warhead was displayed in 2018. This cap had changes in cross-section and surface angle and had a control wing at the end of its body.

In 2019, the Khorramshahr missile was demonstrated with a new warhead. This warhead is similar to the Khorramshahr 2 warhead, except that the warhead has no control wing. This reduces the likelihood of it being hit by anti-missile defense systems.

Major- General Bagheri, Chief of General Staff of Iran's Armed Forces, announced that in the final tests, the Khorramshahr missile warhead hit a target at a distance of 1300 km with an error of 60 cm. This shows that this missile has very high accuracy and with this minimal amount of error, the capability of Iranian ballistic missiles has been greatly improved.


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