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Iran Reveals Latest Variant of Hypersonic Missile, “Fattah II” with HGV

The new variant of Iran's hypersonic guided missile "Fattah II" is equipped with a Hypersonic Glide Vehicle (HGV) that ensures it reaches a maximum speed of Mach 15 to Mach 20, with the capability to target objects over a distance of more than 1,400 km.

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(DEFENCE SECURITY ASIA) — Iran has unveiled its latest hypersonic guided missile variant called “Fattah II,” which is claimed to have the capability to overcome the anti-ballistic air defense systems of the United States and Israel.

 The latest hypersonic guided missile variant “Fattah II” was revealed during the visit of Iran’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei to a facility for the country’s guided missile production at Ashura Aerospace Science and Technology University.

The new variant of Iran’s hypersonic guided missile “Fattah II” is equipped with a Hypersonic Glide Vehicle (HGV) that ensures it reaches a maximum speed of Mach 15 to Mach 20, with the capability to target objects over a distance of more than 1,400 km.

However, reports from Tehran claim that Iran is working to enhance the missile’s range to 2,000 km to enable it to target Israel.

Iran has not provided further information about the latest variant of its hypersonic guided missile, “Fattah II.”

Fattah
Iran’s “Fattah I” without Hypersonic Glide Vehicle (HGV)

 

The country previously unveiled its first hypersonic guided missile in June, which was claimed to have the ability to target Israel within a period of six to seven minutes.

The latest “Fattah II” variant with HGV capabilities will allow Iran to target Israel in a shorter time frame due to the high speed of the hypersonic guided missile, which has a minimal Radar Cross Section (RCS).

Regional military observers state that the development of the hypersonic guided missile “Fattah” will increase concerns for the United States and Israel regarding Tehran’s guided missile technology capabilities.

So far, only the United States, Russia, North Korea, and China are known to have the capability to develop hypersonic guided missiles.

Since last year, the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps has announced that it is developing hypersonic guided missiles, representing a “generational leap” in the country’s guided missile technology.

Fattah

Kheibar
Iran’s latest ballistic guided missile, “Kheibar.”

 

“Hypersonic guided missiles like Fattah cannot be destroyed by other guided missiles due to the way they move in different positions and altitudes,” according to a senior official from the Revolutionary Guard Corps.

The introduction of the hypersonic guided missile “Fattah” follows the launch of Iran’s ballistic guided missile in May, which drew criticism and condemnation from Western countries, especially the United States and its main ally, Israel.

Named “Kheibar,” Iran’s fourth-generation ballistic guided missile has the capability to target objects up to 2,000 km away and can hit targets in Israel.

 It can also carry a conventional explosive weighing 1,500 kilograms, said an Iranian military official, adding that “Kheibar” can reach speeds of Mach 15 outside the atmosphere and Mach 8 within the atmosphere. — DSA

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