In a ceremony attended by the Minister of Defense, Iran unveiled the fourth generation of its “Khorramshahr” ballistic missile, which is capable of penetrating all defense systems.
Today, Thursday, the Iranian Ministry of Defense, in the presence of Defense Minister Mohammad Reza Ashtiani, unveiled the latest version of its accurate long-range ballistic missile, “Khorramshahr”, with a range of 2,000 kilometers and a warhead weighing 1,500 kilograms.
According to the Iranian Ministry of Defense’s statement, the “Khorramshahr 4” (Khyber) missile is the fourth generation and the most advanced among the Iranian liquid-fuel missile engines, and it is equipped with a new “Arwand” engine.
Iranian officials described the missile as having the ability to hit in a point and accurate way, and it does not need the guidance of the final stage. It is also difficult for air defense systems to target it because of its high speed.
The missile was named “Khorramshahr” after an Iranian city that was the scene of fierce fighting during the Iran-Iraq war in the 1980s. It is also called “Khyber”, after a Jewish fortress conquered by Muslims in the seventh century, in what is now Saudi Arabia.
Defense Minister Mohammad Reza Ashtiani said the missile could be ready for launch within a short period.
He explained, “One of its most important features is its ability to pass the enemy’s air defenses, with a range of 2,000 kilometers. Its warhead has a huge destructive capacity, and it can launch at a record speed.”
Ashtiani stressed the continuation of strengthening military capabilities and unveiling the latest industries.
In early February, the Iranian Air Force unveiled an underground air base called “Oqab 44”, which includes fighter jets equipped with long-range “cruise” missiles.
Despite the opposition of the United States and the expression of concern by European countries, Iran expanded its missile program, especially its ballistic missiles, and said that the program was purely defensive and aimed at deterrence.