Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps unveils Fath-2 hypersonic missile
Iran presented the Fath-2 hypersonic missile, allegedly adopted by the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps. The Iranian press reports this.
The new missile was presented on Sunday, November 19, at the display of the IRGC Aerospace Forces. It was shown to Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, who visited the exhibition. No details are provided about the new development, except that this missile allegedly has gliding capabilities.
It is noted that this is not the first presentation of hypersonic missiles by Iran; in June of this year, again at the exhibition of the achievements of the IRGC, Iranian President Ibrahim Raisi showed the Fath hypersonic missile, which is capable of striking at a range of up to 1,5 thousand kilometers, while developing speed over Mach 12. At least this is what the Iranian military said.
It is emphasized that this missile should become a “punishing sword” with which Iran will strike the enemy, read Israel. The name of the rocket was given personally by Ayatollah Khamenei, after familiarizing himself with the development. “Al-Fattah” is one of the names of Allah, meaning, among other things, “the giver of victory.”
Meanwhile, military experts from various countries doubt that Iran could develop a hypersonic unit with a ramjet engine, saying that it could just be a prototype. At the same time, the majority has no doubt that Iran has a good missile school, but it is too early for Tehran to aim at a hypersonic unit. On the other hand, no one will deny the fact of cooperation between Iran and the DPRK, and Pyongyang also announced the development of a hypersonic missile.
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