Saturday, April 20, 2024

Iran announces development of new hypersonic weapon

Iran showcased its strides in modern weapon system development with the recent unveiling of Fattah-2, a cutting-edge hypersonic missile.

For the first time, the new hypersonic missile was unveiled during the visit of the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces to the latest achievements of the IRGC Aerospace Force on Sunday.

Fattah-2 was revealed to be equipped with a hypersonic glide vehicle (HGV) warhead, enabling agile maneuvers at extraordinary hypersonic velocities, as reported by Tasnim, an Iranian news agency.

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The unveiling follows Iran’s earlier introduction, in June, of its inaugural indigenous hypersonic missile, named Fattah. Local media reported that Fattah, a two-stage missile, has a formidable range spanning 1,400 kilometers and a remarkable velocity clocking at Mach 13 (approximately 16,000 kilometers per hour).

Notably, Fattah is armed with a spherical engine powered by solid fuel, coupled with adjustable nozzles, facilitating omnidirectional maneuvers within and beyond Earth’s atmosphere, as outlined in Tasnim’s report.

Fattah-2 elevates Iran’s prowess in hypersonic weaponry, categorized within the HGV hypersonic weapons class, showcasing the nation’s technological advancements in this exclusive domain. This unveiling positions Iran among a select group of nations—only four globally—that have mastered the engineering and manufacture of such sophisticated hypersonic weaponry.

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Dylan Malyasov
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