Amid tensions in the Middle East region Iran recently launched an upgraded version of its hypersonic missile.
Iran has launched an upgraded hypersonic missile. amidst the tense situation in the Middle East both between Israel and Hamas and the United States and various armed groups in the region.
By yesterday (19 Nov.) Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei visited a university run by the aerospace department of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) in Tehran.
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There, an upgraded version of the Fattah hypersonic missile was on display, along with a range of weapons, including Iran’s hypersonic missiles. and Gaza model drones
A new version of the Shahed series unmanned aerial vehicle and an upgraded version of the 9-Dey missile defense system were also revealed. which can fire short to medium range missiles
The IRGC also showcased a new missile defense system called Mehran, which is said to use solid-fuel missiles similar to those North Korea is developing.
Iran first revealed the hypersonic missile in June. Iranian state media said: The Fattah II missile is a hypersonic glider vehicle (HGV), a weapon that glides to its target after the first launch. This makes them much more agile compared to ballistic warheads that travel in easily predictable trajectories.
There is no further information on this upgraded weapon. But Iran stated that Fattah can travel at a top speed of Mach 15 (5.1 kilometers per second) and has a range of 1,400 kilometers.
An IRGC official said in June that The force may attempt to improve the hypersonic weapon’s range to 2,000 kilometers, which would effectively cover the distance to Iran’s archenemy Israel.
Yesterday, Iran’s Supreme Leader again condemned Israel and its Western allies for their war against Gaza. It killed more than 12,000 Palestinians, nearly half of whom were children.
Khamenei said “The Zionist regime It is a symbol of racism,” he said, adding that Western support for the attack and blockade on Gaza means that “Western leaders also believe in racism. and saw no abnormality.”
He said the brutal attack on a hospital in Gaza was indicative of the Israeli leadership’s anger. Because of their failure to defeat the Palestinian fighters.
“The Islamic government must cut political ties with the Zionist regime. At least for a while,” Khamenei said. and called on Muslim states to cut off energy and goods supplies to Israel.
Compiled from Al Jazeera
Picture from AFP PHOTO / HO / KHAMENEI.IR