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Iran unveils new ballistic missile capable of destroying aircraft carriers

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The command of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) of Iran announced the information about a new ballistic missile, named "Zolfagar Basir" ("Zulfikar Basir"). This is a naval version of the Zulfikar surface-to-surface missile.


According to the latest information, the new Iranian missile has a range of over 700 km. This is more than twice the range of another missile developed for the IRGC Navy - "Hormuz-2". The Tasnim news service reports.

At the same time, no data has yet been provided on whether the new ballistic missile passed tests.

It is known that Zulfikar Basir is installed on an automobile platform. With the help of this missile, it is stated that it is possible to destroy large naval targets, including aircraft carriers. This statement came a few days after the American carrier strike group passed through the Strait of Hormuz.

Major General of the IRGC Hossein Salami:

We are implementing a comprehensive plan to develop containment and coastal defense systems.




It is worth noting that at the beginning of the year, the IRGC used Zulfikar surface-to-surface missiles to strike at American bases in Iraq. At least that's what they wrote in the American press with reference to intelligence. That strike was an act of retaliation for Washington's elimination of General Qasem Soleimani.
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  1. Livonetc
    Livonetc 28 September 2020 16: 23
    -2
    Destroy so destroy.
    Who argues.
    1. Piramidon
      Piramidon 28 September 2020 16: 47
      -4
      Quote: Livonetc
      Destroy so destroy.
      Who argues.

      At least the “exclusive nation” of the Yankees might make you think a little. But, frankly, hope is weak. Those who think that some kind of president rules in the United States and that he can decide something are deeply mistaken. The top of the capital rules the world. She decides who will be president and how long. I don’t remember the exact quote, but Rockefeller once said something like - "we must not tolerate the fact that wild Russia has such natural resources"
      1. Volder
        Volder 28 September 2020 17: 07
        +1
        Quote: Piramidon
        The top of the capital rules the world. She decides who will be president and how long. Rockefeller once said like - "we must not tolerate the fact that wild Russia has such natural resources"
        Nevertheless, Russia still possesses natural resources. This means that the top is not omnipotent. Even Venezuela has resisted the encroachment on democracy.
        1. Piramidon
          Piramidon 28 September 2020 17: 16
          -5
          Quote: Volder
          Nevertheless, Russia still possesses natural resources. This means that the top is not omnipotent.

          But it doesn't stop them from making plans and opening their mouths to my country. In one of his statements, John D. Rockefeller spoke in the spirit that it is very unfair that Russia has such huge natural resources.
          1. novel66
            novel66 28 September 2020 17: 36
            +3
            in Russian there are many idioms to explain to him that these are our resources
            1. Crash
              Crash 28 September 2020 18: 39
              0
              in Russian there are many idioms to explain to him that these are our resources

              I remembered Vasya Rogov from "Cops": This is our cow, and we milk it! lol
              1. for
                for 28 September 2020 22: 35
                +1
                Quote: Crasher
                This is our cow, and we milk it!

                Specify who we are.
                1. BIABIA
                  BIABIA 30 September 2020 10: 39
                  +1
                  We are, apparently, oligarchs and power. And they milk not only the bowels of the country ...
        2. vVvAD
          vVvAD 29 September 2020 17: 56
          0
          Major General of the IRGC Hossein Salami:
          We are implementing a comprehensive plan to develop containment and coastal defense systems.

          Well done - let them work too. It is necessary to beat the raking American paws more often.
    2. novel66
      novel66 28 September 2020 17: 35
      0
      if it hits, it will completely destroy it.
  2. Shuttle
    Shuttle 28 September 2020 16: 26
    0
    The Iranians are in such a position that they can be conscientious of the tests right away with a fight.
    If I were the Americans, I would not give them even a hypothetical opportunity to conduct such shooting. Especially before the re-election.
    1. antivirus
      antivirus 28 September 2020 16: 53
      -3
      there are already not enough countries for testing. and aircraft carriers, for tests, are few.
      Everyone who is not lazy will build stations on Mars.
      how Israel will master Mars-Venus?
  3. ZEMCH
    ZEMCH 28 September 2020 16: 33
    +4
    Zulfikar Basir - they know how to name weapons in Iran))) Reasonable sword of the Prophet)) It seems that this can be translated into Russian
  4. Pavel57
    Pavel57 28 September 2020 16: 38
    +2
    Destroy if it hits.
    1. Shuttle
      Shuttle 28 September 2020 18: 01
      +1
      Quote: Pavel57
      Destroy if it hits.

      Such a weapon can reach the target without even firing.
      Can the DPRK hit somewhere with its missiles? Maybe yes, maybe not. Who knows?!
      But this weapon has already reached its goal. Donnie kind of made up with Eun.
  5. Pashhenko Nikolay
    Pashhenko Nikolay 28 September 2020 16: 42
    +4
    I wonder what kind of guidance system. Painfully exactly at the base in Iraq were fired. Obviously not inertial.
  6. Runoway
    Runoway 28 September 2020 16: 43
    -2
    Good news to guarantee stability in the region
  7. dzvero
    dzvero 28 September 2020 16: 44
    0
    Has China shared its best practices? After all, no one else has anti-ship ballistic missiles in service.
    1. tlauicol
      tlauicol 28 September 2020 16: 51
      0

      they had such crafts before. firewood, seriously
  8. Whirlwind
    Whirlwind 28 September 2020 16: 44
    0
    They make a big fire. Firewood is placed on all sides. Someone will ignite ...
  9. Anders
    Anders 28 September 2020 16: 50
    +2
    Ability and destroy two different things!
  10. fa2998
    fa2998 28 September 2020 16: 53
    +3
    Quote: ZEMCH
    Sentient sword of the Prophet))

    Well, if the prophet helps! ... A ballistic missile at a driving target, even the USSR could not create. Now the Chinese and countries of the 3rd world boldly declare such missiles. It's hard to believe. They will not fly in range, but fuel and lubricants at such speeds, and organs control at the final site is a problem!
    I think they made a semblance of our "Moon", with a special unit, but in the cramped Strait of Hormuz, accuracy is not needed!
  11. Lesorub
    Lesorub 28 September 2020 16: 54
    +3
    With this missile, it is stated that it is possible to destroy large naval targets, including aircraft carriers.

    I wonder where the "brains" for the missiles bribed, they themselves were able to navryatle - obviously someone helped (if not wishful thinking).
    It is worth noting that at the beginning of the year, the IRGC used Zulfikar surface-to-surface missiles to strike US bases in Iraq.

    There was a blow, but for some reason the Americans at that base received only moral trauma ?!
    1. Volder
      Volder 28 September 2020 17: 12
      +2
      Quote: Lesorub
      There was a blow, but for some reason the Americans at that base received only moral trauma ?!
      They were warned, so they went down to the bunkers in advance to wait. Then we left with a concussion :)
      1. Lesorub
        Lesorub 28 September 2020 17: 50
        +2
        Quote: Volder
        Quote: Lesorub
        There was a blow, but for some reason the Americans at that base received only moral trauma ?!
        They were warned, so they went down to the bunkers in advance to wait. Then we left with a concussion :)

        Yes, it was clear that the agreement was after the voiced damage of the Americans.
  12. prior
    prior 28 September 2020 17: 01
    0
    Fake or not fake ?!
    Now let the Americans wrinkle their foreheads.
  13. KVU-NSVD
    KVU-NSVD 28 September 2020 17: 18
    +2
    It is known that Zulfikar Basir is installed on an automobile platform. With the help of this missile, it is stated that it is possible to destroy large naval targets, including aircraft carriers. This statement came a few days after the American carrier strike group passed through the Strait of Hormuz.
    Considering that the missile was probably created for strikes in the Persian Gulf, the Strait of Hormuz and partly in the Arabian Sea, this missile may turn out to be combat-ready, especially as a coastal defense missile, there will not be enough target designation equipment beyond.
  14. An64
    An64 28 September 2020 17: 21
    -2
    In MS, probably, 500 kg of TNT is hardly more. Even if they get into an aircraft carrier, they won't sink, they will survive. But you also have to get there ...
    1. Lt. Air Force stock
      Lt. Air Force stock 28 September 2020 17: 31
      +2
      Usually, more powerful explosives are used in missile warheads, the same Hexogen is 1,3-1,6 times more powerful than TNT, Octogen is 1,7 times, Octanitrocubane is 2,38 times. That is, 500 kg of Octanitrocubane is equivalent to 1190 kg of TNT.
      https://ru.wikipedia.org/wiki/Тротиловый_эквивалент
  15. Coconut
    Coconut 28 September 2020 17: 22
    +3
    A missile called Khorramshahr presented during a military parade in Tehran
    range 2k km ... Iran has long warned that it can give back ... let's see
  16. A. Privalov
    A. Privalov 28 September 2020 17: 24
    -4
    With such inflation, unemployment, and the green for which at the official rate of 33 thousand, the black market is already giving 150 thousand, just right to rivet ballistic missiles.
    1. kot423
      kot423 28 September 2020 18: 05
      0
      If you cannot defend your country, you will feed someone else's. Therefore, it does not matter how much the wrapper costs there, but the fact that Iran can cause unacceptable damage to mattresses will make the latter scratch their empty pumpkins for a long time and in the end they will only bark because of a puddle. An analogy is the DPRK.
      1. A. Privalov
        A. Privalov 28 September 2020 19: 00
        +1
        Quote: kot423
        If you cannot defend your country, you will feed someone else's

        You cannot feed your country, you will have a popular revolt, revolution, civil war, devastation and other delights.
        1. Vladimir_6
          Vladimir_6 28 September 2020 21: 06
          +1
          Quote: A. Privalov
          You cannot feed your country, you will have a popular revolt, revolution, civil war, devastation and other delights.

          Even if you can feed your country, there is no guarantee that you will not receive "popular revolt, revolution, civil war, devastation and other delights." Libya, Iraq, Syria, Ukraine.
          In Belarus, it did not grow together. For Putin, in telephone conversations with Macron and Merkel, advised not to be active against Belarus.
        2. kot423
          kot423 29 September 2020 08: 51
          0
          Don't you finish eating? Or do you live in Iran and can you provide facts (and not white-mask fakes) that they are undernourished there? Or maybe everything is simpler, Privalov, you really want to "have a popular revolt, revolution, civil war, devastation" In Russia, to bring "liberators" in the form of mattresses, and Iran - is that so, only show-offs, by the way?
          1. Vladimir_6
            Vladimir_6 29 September 2020 10: 04
            -1
            Quote: kot423
            Or maybe everything is simpler, Privalov, I really want to "have a popular revolt, revolution, civil war, devastation" In Russia,

            +1 Constantine! good
          2. A. Privalov
            A. Privalov 29 September 2020 14: 54
            -1
            Quote: kot423
            Don't you finish eating? Or do you live in Iran and can you provide facts (and not white-mask fakes) that they are undernourished there? Or maybe everything is simpler, Privalov, you really want to "have a popular revolt, revolution, civil war, devastation" In Russia, to bring "liberators" in the form of mattresses, and Iran - is that so, only show-offs, by the way?

            Dear Constantine, if you want to argue clearly, I will be glad to see the figures of the exchange rate against the dollar, inflation and unemployment, which indicate positive processes in the Iranian economy. If I just help, then I dare not delay any longer. hi
            1. kot423
              kot423 29 September 2020 15: 47
              0
              Quote: A. Privalov
              I will be glad to see the figures of the exchange rate against the dollar, inflation and unemployment, indicating positive processes in the Iranian economy

              How did YOU decide that I will prove something to someone like YOU? If you do not have enough gray matter to comprehend "Analogy - DPRK", then these are your problems. Cuba, North Korea, Iran, Russia - put and put on the sanctions of mattresses and K, but they live, and besides, they know how to send mattresses far and for a long time.
              And now, "dear" Privalov - "I will be glad to see the figures of the exchange rate against the dollar, inflation and unemployment" in the above-named countries, if mattresses and their vassals did not stop the economy of these countries. If not, I take my leave, it is unpleasant for me to "communicate" with demagogues who suck at the momentary situation, while completely forgetting the consequences that led to this situation.
              PS And yes - I will immediately notice: songs about "bloody regime, dictatorship, etc." you may not even start, do not care what mattresses do behind a puddle in their viper, and the above mentioned countries will not tolerate that they impose their viper on another country. For this they have enough countries standing in a pose, such as Tribalts, 404s, Pshek, etc.
              1. A. Privalov
                A. Privalov 29 September 2020 17: 37
                0
                So, doggy ...
                To be expected. Well, so be it.
  17. Old26
    Old26 28 September 2020 17: 30
    +3
    At the same time, no data has yet been provided on whether the new ballistic missile passed tests.

    It is known that Zulfikar Basir is installed on an automobile platform. With the help of this missile, it is stated, it is possible to destroy large naval targets, including aircraft carriers.

    Tests either passed or not, but aircraft carriers can already be destroyed crying

    Quote: Shuttle
    The Iranians are in such a position that they can be conscientious of the tests right away with a fight.

    Well, the Persians should not be considered complete de'bili. To combine a test launch with a combat one - it is necessary to be alternatively gifted to go for it. This is not observed for the Persians

    Quote: Pavel57
    Destroy if it hits.

    Unlikely. A "clean" missile "Zulfikar" with a range of 700 km has a warhead of 579 kg. Even if this anti-ship is the same, it is hardly possible to count on the destruction of the aircraft carrier 580 kg of explosives

    Quote: dzvero
    Has China shared its best practices? After all, no one else has anti-ship ballistic missiles in service.

    Purely Iranian development. And Iran is armed with this fourth anti-ship missile. The first was the Khalij Fars (Persian Gulf) anti-ship missile. Then came the Hormuz-1 anti-radar and the Hormuz-2 ARLGS missile. And now here is "Zolfagar Basir" ("Zulfikar Basir")
    1. PSih2097
      PSih2097 28 September 2020 17: 40
      0
      Quote: Old26
      one can hardly count on the destruction of an aircraft carrier 580 kg of explosives

      To send it for repair is yes ...
  18. rocket757
    rocket757 28 September 2020 18: 02
    +1
    If you don't check, you won't know.
  19. alien308
    alien308 28 September 2020 18: 37
    +2
    It's not a pity on an aircraft carrier of 100 missiles. Shoot over the square.
  20. Grim Reaper
    Grim Reaper 28 September 2020 19: 36
    0
    -Doctor, I'm 73 and I'm already oh. And my neighbor is 84 and he says twice a night.
    - Well, you say ...

    Beard, of course, but it fits very well with the title of the article. hi