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New Iranian missile could reach US military bases in Europe

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The United States and Europe are concerned about Iran’s growing missile capabilities. So, the Breaking Defense publication warns: Iranian missiles are able to strike at Central and Eastern Europe.


Why are the US military worried


As you know, in April 2020, Iran launched its first military satellite, Noor, using the Qased launch vehicle for this. Previous attempts to launch a military satellite were unsuccessful. So, the Safir rocket exploded on the launch pad. Therefore, the success of the Qased rocket has become a very significant event for the Islamic Republic.

Thus, Tehran demonstrated significant progress in the field of space technology and missile weapons, which was worriedly perceived by the US military. Although U.S. President Donald Trump said at the same time in April that the satellite was launched specifically for television, senior military officials were far less optimistic in their statements. So, the deputy chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff of the US Armed Forces, General John Hayten, said that if Iran has a missile that can go a long way, then Iran is able to “again threaten its neighbors - US allies” (obviously, it was about Israel, Saudi Arabia, UAE).

Breaking Defense writes that with some optimization as a ballistic missile, Qased can reach Central Europe and parts of Northern Europe, depending on the mass of the payload. Thus, there is a direct threat to the European allies of the United States and the American military bases in NATO countries themselves, from which, incidentally, many of the Middle East military operations of the American armed forces are supported.

The author of the Breaking Defense article, Ralph Savelsberg, an associate professor of the Netherlands Defense Academy, specializing in missile defense, notes that with a lower payload, the missile could well reach both Germany and Italy, and, as you know, large American concentrated in these countries military bases used by ground forces, navy and US air forces.


Qased Iranian rocket

However, while Iran has announced the establishment of the maximum range of its ballistic missiles at 2000 kilometers. But this does not level out the cause for American (and not only) concern, since Iranian missiles are quite capable of striking the territory of Israel and Saudi Arabia, which are Tehran's main regional opponents.

Moreover, the United States is convinced that Iran’s development of a launch vehicle is a cover for creating long-range ballistic missiles that can be deployed over longer distances. So, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on April 25, three days after it became known about the launch of the satellite, stressed that not a single country in the world has developed intercontinental ballistic missiles other than for the delivery of nuclear weapons.

Flight range and Qased missile capabilities


According to a statement by the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps of Iran, the Qased rocket has liquid and solid fuel stages. As Brigadier General Amir Ali Hajizade emphasized, the first-stage Qased launch vehicle engine developed in Iran uses liquid fuel. A similar engine is installed on ground-to-ground combat missiles.

Meanwhile, in the West, it is believed that the Qased missile may be a modification of the Ghadr medium-range ballistic missile. The flight range of the Ghadr-101 is up to 800 kilometers, the Ghadr-110 is 2500 kilometers, the Ghadr-110A is up to 3000 kilometers. The range of the Qased rocket so far raises questions. It is not known whether it can be attributed to the class of intercontinental ballistic missiles or not, since experts classify missiles as missiles with a range of 5,5 thousand kilometers.


US Mobile Launcher Launches US Particularly

But from Iran to the United States - more than 10 thousand kilometers, and this means that the Qased missile is unlikely to be able to threaten exactly American targets on American territory, but the objects of the US Armed Forces and allies in the countries of the Near and Middle East, Eastern, Central and Northern Europe are quite in the reach of the rocket.

By the way, another curious and disturbing detail for the American military is that Qased was launched from a mobile launch platform. This means that Iranians can quickly change their starting position for launching a rocket. In addition, the Qased rocket was launched from the IRGC base near the city of Shahrud. Previously, the US military was not aware of the existence of the base of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps.

This is what the ill-fated launch of the Iranian missile looked like on April 22, 2020:
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  1. rocket757
    rocket757 30 June 2020 10: 07
    +3
    Well, the big rocket club is expanding. To be continued.
  2. Zaurbek
    Zaurbek 30 June 2020 10: 13
    +8
    Why would Iran shoot Europe and US bases on its territory? Iran has main goals: Israel, US bases on BV, Saudis and the prospect (political) strike on the United States. There’s not much else to shoot.
    1. Pereira
      Pereira 30 June 2020 12: 02
      +4
      It is important that they can. Whether they will be or not depends on the situation.
      The path of the enemy trembles.
      1. Zaurbek
        Zaurbek 30 June 2020 12: 54
        +2
        The opposite is also important here. To strike at Iran, get the BR back. With modern GOS, and with conventional warheads it will be unpleasant.
      2. kris_67
        kris_67 30 June 2020 16: 50
        -2
        USA in shock, Israel in a panic
        1. flicker
          flicker 30 June 2020 19: 23
          +2
          USA in shock, Israel in a panic
          In Israel, a holiday - now Iranian missiles will fly over Israel. laughing
  3. Pavel57
    Pavel57 30 June 2020 10: 24
    -3
    Now there is an explanation for the presence of bases in Romania and Poland.))
  4. Boratsagdiev
    Boratsagdiev 30 June 2020 11: 01
    -1
    US and Europe Concerned about Iran's Increasing Missile Arms
    - A vivid example of fruitful international cooperation. Iran and North Korea.
    how was it in the song?! ... "will there still be ..." (c)
    1. Vitaly gusin
      Vitaly gusin 30 June 2020 11: 35
      +3
      Quote: BoratSagdiev
      a vivid example of fruitful international cooperation. Iran and North Korea.

      Unfortunately this is not new; many people love rakes.
      On September 6, 2007, the Israeli Air Force bombed in Syria near the city of Deir ez-Zor, near the Iraqi border, which, according to intelligence, was a nuclear reactor under construction. The Israeli military in 2007 quickly responded to information that a mysterious cargo arrived in Syria from the DPRK, which was parts of equipment for the construction of the reactor, the creation of weapons-grade uranium and plutonium, that is, nuclear weapons.
      To verify all the data in August 2007, 12 soldiers from the super-secret Israeli special forces Sayeret Matkal were secretly sent to the desert in the construction area on two helicopters, who were tasked with collecting soil samples near the site. As a result, one hundred percent evidence was obtained that Syria is building a nuclear reactor.
      On the night of September 6, 2007, he was destroyed by four Israeli F-16 fighter-bomber aircraft. According to unconfirmed information, at least 10 were killed during the attack North Korean engineers and workers.
      Quote: BoratSagdiev
      how was it in the song?! ... "will there still be ..." (c)

      And you are right about that!
    2. Boratsagdiev
      Boratsagdiev 30 June 2020 14: 32
      +2
      and cons, then for what ?! good
      for the truth?! laughing
      1. Vitaly gusin
        Vitaly gusin 30 June 2020 18: 04
        +1
        Quote: BoratSagdiev
        and cons, then for what ?!
        for the truth?!

        And I don’t ask anymore, they always punished him for the TRUTH, and for MINUSES, do not pay attention when there are no arguments for objection, that’s all that remains and immediately makes it easier laughing
  5. A. Privalov
    A. Privalov 30 June 2020 11: 24
    +8
    He looked into the source.
    An excellent analytical article with trajectories, drawings, photographs, TTX, etc. It is written in a good language, the Google translator copes perfectly.
    For those interested:
    https://breakingdefense.com/2020/06/new-iranian-missile-could-strike-central-europe-analysis/
    1. In the article no word that
    The United States and Europe are concerned about Iran’s growing missile capabilities.

    2. In the article no word that ...
    Qased rocket was launched from the IRGC base near the city of Shahrud. Previously, the US military was not aware of the existence of the base of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps.
  6. Threaded screw
    Threaded screw 30 June 2020 11: 32
    -1
    Qased launch was carried out from a mobile launch platform.
    Could this mean suitability for a sea launch? In this case, it will be possible to launch from bulk carriers closer to the United States. And Israel has been shot through for a long time, I think in case of a threat to the existence of Iran, we will receive confirmation of this.
    1. Vitaly gusin
      Vitaly gusin 30 June 2020 11: 51
      +3
      Quote: Threaded screw
      And Israel has been shot through for a long time, I think in the case of a threat to the existence of Iran

      This sentence should sound like this.
      I think in the event of a threat to the existence of Israel, the Islamic state of Iran will cease to coexist. And this Iranian leadership understands and we see it in Syria.
      1. Threaded screw
        Threaded screw 30 June 2020 11: 58
        0
        Iran will cease to coexist.
        Just like Israel will cease to exist,
        we see it in Syria.
        Otherwise, if Israel could openly start hostilities, or at least throw bombs from Syria from afar, it would already do so.
        1. Vitaly gusin
          Vitaly gusin 30 June 2020 12: 14
          +1
          Quote: Threaded screw
          Just like Israel will cease to exist,

          Today, Iran has NO chance of destroying Israel.
          Quote: Threaded screw
          if Israel could openly start hostilities, or at least throw bombs from Syria from far away, it would already do that.

          Israel is NOT going to wage war with Iran and has never threatened to destroy it, except as a retaliatory strike. But threats are constantly being heard from Iran.
          In Syria, Israel does not allow Iran to turn into Lebanon, which suits Russia in its long-term plans.
          1. Threaded screw
            Threaded screw 30 June 2020 14: 09
            -4
            In Syria, Israel does not allow Iran to turn into Lebanon, which suits Russia in its long-term plans.
            Do not interfere with Israel’s actions in Russia. If this was in the national interests of Russia, then this question would be at least resolved or already been resolved. And then this is some kind of small-town politics, for domestic consumption.
            1. Vitaly gusin
              Vitaly gusin 30 June 2020 14: 39
              +1
              Quote: Threaded screw
              If it was in the national interests of Russia,

              Do you think that Russia needs Iran in Syria?
              He fulfilled his task, and now he has only a headache.
  7. Herman 4223
    Herman 4223 30 June 2020 12: 31
    -1
    Now a strong pro system in Europe will begin to build.
  8. Roman1970_1
    Roman1970_1 30 June 2020 14: 56
    +3
    Previously, the US military was not aware of the existence of the base of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps.


    Is this department itself reporting to the author about not knowing?
  9. Charik
    Charik 30 June 2020 16: 26
    0
    the missile could well reach both Germany and Italy, and, as you know, it is in these countries that large American military bases and millions of Muslims are concentrated
  10. Old26
    Old26 30 June 2020 16: 59
    +2
    Quote: Threaded screw
    Could this mean suitability for a sea launch?

    No

    Quote: Pavel57
    Now there is an explanation for the presence of bases in Romania and Poland.))

    She was before. In principle, many Iranian missiles can reach southern Europe. Among the missiles capable of reaching the north and center of Europe, Iran has been armed with a North Korean VM-25.
  11. Dmitry Makarov
    Dmitry Makarov 1 July 2020 10: 09
    +1
    Well, finally, it turns out the Americans did not in vain build a missile defense system in Poland and Romania.
  12. nPuBaTuP
    nPuBaTuP 1 July 2020 11: 43
    0
    This is what the ill-fated launch of the Iranian missile looked like on April 22, 2020:

    Well, why is it unfortunate?
  13. Mirabo
    Mirabo 1 July 2020 16: 20
    -1
    I don’t quite understand why to focus on the fact that the range of Iranian missiles allows them to hit targets in Europe. No one in Iran will ever think of firing on US bases not within a radius of 300 km. Even in the event of a military conflict between the United States and Iran (which the United States will launch), the last thing Iran will do is launch missiles in the territory of NATO member countries.
  14. Vlad Malkin
    Vlad Malkin 1 July 2020 23: 59
    0
    Fear now, Americans!
  15. Old26
    Old26 2 July 2020 12: 38
    +4
    Quote: Dmitry Makarov
    Well, finally, it turns out the Americans did not in vain build a missile defense system in Poland and Romania.

    And they have been talking about this for 20 years, that these bases are not against Russia, but against Iranian missiles. But the main thing is to show that they are lying, and this is a missile defense against us. And the nonsense that it will intercept none of our strike forces. For political propaganda - that’s it. And now eyes are gradually opening

    Quote: Mirabo
    No one in Iran will ever think of firing on US bases not within a radius of 300 km.

    And at what distance did they "shoot" in winter, before the Ukrainian plane was shot down ???