22 Jun 2024
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Iran unveils advanced 2,000 km Kheibar ballistic missile

Iran unveils advanced 2,000 km Kheibar ballistic missile
Tehran successfully test-launched its most advanced Khorramshahr-class ballistic missile called Kheibar, a medium-range precision-guided missile that can carry a 1,500 kg warhead.

The medium-range precision-guided projectile named Kheibar (Khoramshahr 4) was unveiled in the presence of Defense Minister Brigadier General Mohammad Reza Ashtiani during the ceremony marking the 41st anniversary of the liberation of the southwestern city of Khorramshahr.

The missiles extended range, advanced guidance and control system, and improved structural features further solidify Irans status as a formidable missile power.

Kheibar ballistic missile is one of the most advanced missiles designed by the experts of the Ministry of Defense's Aerospace Industries Organization. It is a liquid-fueled missile with a range of 2,000 kilometers and a warhead weighing 1,500 kilograms with impressive strategic and tactical capabilities.

The Khorramshahr class of missiles is known for its unique guidance and control system during the mid-flight phase.

This feature allows the missile to control and adjust its trajectory outside the Earths atmosphere, and to deactivate its guidance system upon entering the atmosphere, giving it complete immunity against electronic warfare attacks.

Thanks to this advanced control system, the Kheibar missile's warhead does not require the typical thin-wing arrangement, which in turn allows the missile to pack up a heavier explosive load.

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