On September 22, the Iranian Armed Forces unveiled a new liquid-fueled, medium-range ballistic missile, dubbed Rezvan.
The new ballistic missile was showcased during a nationwide military parade that was organized to commemorate what the Islamic republic calls the Sacred Defense Week, which marks the start of the 1980-88 war with Iraq.
Rezvan is a liquid-fueled single-stage missile with a detachable warhead. The ballistic missile has a maximum range of up to 1,400 kilometers. According to the Iranian media, the missile can be launched from a variety of fixed and mobile platforms.
During the same parade, the Kheybar-Shekan medium-range missile system was also put on display. The ballistic missile, which was developed by the Aerospace Division of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, uses solid propellants and has a range of up to 1,450 kilometers. Iran says that Kheybar-Shekan can penetrate missile shields with high maneuverability during its final stage.
In the last few years, Iran’s missile program grew to become one of the largest in the world. Tehran has been working to boost its offensive capabilities in response to repeated threats by the United States and Israeli.
Iran’s advanced ballistic missiles have already proved their effectiveness. They were successfully used to target terrorists’ positions in Syria and US bases in Iraq.
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