Tehran (BLAZETRENDS).- Iran presented its first hypersonic missile on Tuesday, capable of circumventing “all anti-missile defenses” thanks to its high speed greater than that of sound (Mach 5), reported the state agency IRNA.
The “Fattah” hypersonic missile, with a range of 1,400 kilometers, was presented in the presence of the President of Iran, Ebrahim Raisí, and the Commander-in-Chief of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard, Hosein Salami.
Raisí affirmed that the new missile “will increase the deterrence capacity” of Iran and assured that it “will contribute to the peace and stability of the countries of the region,” according to the Mehr agency.
For his part, the commander of the Aerospace Force of the Guardians of the Revolution, General Amir Ali Hajizadeh, described the new weapons as a “great leap” in the country’s defensive capacity.
The source highlighted “Fattah’s” ability to fly at Mach 13-15 speeds in and out of the atmosphere and its high maneuverability, which would help it avoid defense systems.
“This new missile is capable of outwitting all anti-missile defense systems. Their target is missile defense systems,” Hajizadeh said.
Iran thus joins the exclusive club of countries that have tested this type of missile, such as the United States, China, North Korea and Russia, something that Salami stressed.
“This technology is unknown to most countries in the world, but our country’s experts have achieved it,” said the commander-in-chief of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards.
The Persian country has developed a national arms industry over the last four decades, due to the international embargo, with special interest in missiles, and has several that reach 2,000 kilometers, enough to reach Israel.
At the end of May, Tehran presented a new missile with a range of 2,000 kilometers and a warhead of 1,500 kilos, equipped with liquid fuel engines and more precise than previous versions.
Iranian ballistic missiles are a source of concern for the United States, Europe and some Middle Eastern countries, although Tehran authorities say they only have a defensive and deterrent role.
The presentation of the missile coincides with the reopening on Tuesday of the Iranian diplomatic missions in Saudi Arabia, after the two rival countries will agree in March to normalize their diplomatic relations with Chinese mediation after seven years of rupture.