On September 25, the Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) revealed a new dual launcher for Ra’ad-500, the countries most advanced tactical ballistic missile.
The launcher was showcased, along with other missile systems, in the Baharestan Square in the Iranian capital, Tehran, on the “Sacred Defence Week,” an annual commemoration of the Iran-Iraq war.
Ra’ad-500, which was revealed last February, has a range of 500 km. The missile is equipped with an advanced engine, dubbed “Zohair.” It’s body and the engine’s shield are both made from composite materials.
The new dual Ra’ad-500 launcher, that is based on a 8×8 truck, will help increase the fire power of the IRGC’s Aerospace Force.
— Mohammad.Shaltouki (@mohshaltouki) September 25, 2020
Launching two missiles at the same target within a short period of time can increase the chances of penetrating anti-missiles systems deployed in Israel, Iraq and the Persian Gulf’s Arab states.
Last January, the IRGC demonstrated its capabilities in Operation Martyr Soleimani, a large missile strike that targeted U.S. based in Iraq in response to the assassination of Iranian commander Qassim Soleimani.
The guards are constantly working to further develop their missile capabilities, in terms of range, precision as well as fire power.
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