Tehran (IP) - Kheibar Shekan or Kheibarshekan is a medium-range ballistic missile of the third generation of Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps missiles, which was unveiled in a ceremony attended by senior Iranian military commanders the occasion of the 43rd anniversary of the Iranian Revolution.

Iran PressIran news: Kheibar shekan means: 'Fortress Breaker', 'Kheibar' is the Jewish fortress that was conquered by the Muslims in the beginning of Islam, 'Shekan' is equal to 'Breaker' or 'Destroyer'.

Kheibar shekan missile has been described as the world's longest-range solid-fuel tactical ballistic missile.

In the landing phase, this missile has significant maneuverability to pass through anti-missile systems, and its optimal design has reduced its weight by one-third compared to similar samples, and its preparation and firing time has been reduced by one-sixth.

Extreme agility and speed, as well as the ability to hit targets within a radius of 1450 km, are other capabilities of this missile.

Kheibar shekan missile has a detachable and guided warhead until the end of the route and the ability to perform maneuvers.

The warhead speed of this missile in the final phase is between 7 to 10 Mach. 

Kheibar shekan missile warhead is a tri-conic type missile that uses this configuration to maintain stability during heavy maneuvers.

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Examination of the published images of the Kheibarshekan rocket shows the significant acceleration of this rocket after launch, which indicates the high speed of the rocket before leaving the earth's atmosphere so that the rocket reaches speeds above 4 to 5 Mach before leaving the atmosphere. Such high acceleration greatly reduces the effects of deceleration due to the gravitational force of the earth, which ultimately leads to an increase in the range of the rocket.

Another advantage of the Kheibar shekan missile is its smaller size compared to similar models in the country. Shrinking the missile has significant advantages, including the smaller the missile, the more it can be stored in underground missile bases.

Another advantage is the ability to use a wide range of launchers, which, according to published images, the launcher used for the Kheibar shekan missile is mounted on a 10-wheeled commercial truck that can also be camouflaged as a commercial vehicle.

Solid-fuel ballistic missiles such as the Fateh, Zulfiqar, and Dezful have previously been observed on dual-launchers, but this is the first time that Iran has unveiled dual-launcher for missiles with a range of 1,450 km.

Another issue in the study of the Kheibar shekan missile is the type of warhead that, according to the published images, the warhead is of the type of high explosive. According to the commander of the IRGC Air Force, materials have been used in the Kheibar shekan war, which has increased its explosive power several times.

Considering the way this missile is registered, it is possible to consider the possibility of developing trench-breaking warheads for this missile as well.


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