Country: Iran

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Koksan M1978

The Koksan M1978 is a North Korean 170 mm self-propelled artillery gun, and is the DPRK’s longest range non-rocket artillery weapon. First seen by U.S. intelligence in 1978 (hence its name), the M1978 is a long-barreled weapon mounted externally on a tank chassis. Koksan M1978 Development The weapon’s design took elements from both Russian coastal artillery...

Safir

The Safir is Iran’s first space launch vehicle (SLV) used to place satellites into low Earth orbit (LEO). As of October 2017, the Safir has placed four small satellites into LEO. Safir Development Iran likely began developing an SLV shortly after the founding of the Iranian Space Agency in February 2004. The Safir is a...

Simorgh

The Simorgh is a two-stage, liquid fueled Iranian space launch vehicle (SLV) designed to place satellites into low Earth orbit. U.S. intelligence analysts have assessed that many Simorgh components could be repurposed to develop long-range ballistic missiles. Simorgh Development Iranian efforts to build a satellite launch capability began with the creation of the Iranian Space...

Ra’ad

The Ra’ad (not to be confused with Pakistan’s Ra’ad cruise missile) is an Iranian antiship cruise missile of Chinese origin. The Ra’ad went into full production in 2004, and entered service in 2007. It has a reported range of 350 km. Ra’ad Development In the 1980s, Iran began purchasing Chinese Hai Ying (HY series; NATO designation: ‘Silkworm’) missiles....

Soumar (Hoveyzeh, Abu Mahdi)

The Soumar is an Iranian ground-launched cruise missile that was officially revealed to the public on March 8, 2015. It is believed to be a continuation of the Meshkat missile that was announced by Iran in September 2012. However, the origin of the Soumar appears to be from the nuclear capable Russian Kh-55. In 2005,...

Shahab-1 (Scud B-Variant)

The Shahab-1 is an Iranian variant of the Russian SS-1C ‘Scud B,’ with few distinguishing features. It is a single-stage, liquid-fueled, short-range ballistic missile with a maximum range of 330 km. Iran employed Shahab-1s extensively during the 1990s and early 2000s against Mujahidin-e Khalq Organization (MKO) camps in Iraq. Shahab-1 Development The Shahab-1 traces its...

Shahab-2 (Scud C-Variant)

The Shahab-2 is the Iranian variant of the Russian SS-1D ‘Scud C’. It is a single-stage, liquid-propelled, short-range ballistic missile. Its maximum range is 500 km, and it carries a single warhead with the maximum payload of 770 kg. Shahab-2 Development Shahab-2 measures approximately 11 m, with a launch weight of 6,095 kg. This missile...

Tondar 69

The Tondar 69 is an Iranian short-range ballistic missile. In 1989, Iran reportedly purchased 200 M-7 (CSS-8) SRBMs with transporter-erector-launchers (TELs) from China and renamed the system Tondar 69. It is the first Iranian ballistic missile to use solid fuel. Tondar 69 Development The Chinese M-7 was originally designed from the Soviet S-75 surface-to-air missile...

Fateh-110

The Fateh-110 is a short-range, road-mobile, solid-propellant ballistic missile. It is most likely a modified version of the unguided Zelzal-2, with the addition of control and guidance systems. While the program is based in Iran, the missile is believed to incorporate components from Chinese contractors. In 2006, the US Department of Treasury accused Chinese firm...

Fateh-313

The Fateh-313 is a short-range solid-fuel missile, an upgraded version of  the Fateh-110 series of missiles. The Fateh-313 features an extended range of 500 km and improved accuracy. Iran likely used the Fateh-313 in its January 8, 2020 attacks against U.S. forces in Iraq.   Fateh-313 Development Iran first unveiled the Fateh-313 missile at its Defense...

Qiam-1

The Qiam-1 [“Uprising-1”] is a liquid fueled, short-range ballistic missile (SRBM) developed and deployed by Iran. The missile is an indigenous variant of the Shahab-2 SRBM. Unlike Iran’s other Scud-variants, it does not have external tail fins, and has a separating warhead. Iran has employed the Qiam-1 in combat operations on multiple occasions since 2017. ...

Zolfaghar (Dezful, Qasem)

The Zolfaghar is an Iranian short-range solid fuel ballistic missile in the Fateh family. Unveiled in 2016 by Defense Minister Hossein Dehghan, the missile has a reported range of 700 km. In June 2017, the missile was reportedly used to strike targets in Syria. Zolfaghar Development On September 25, 2016, Iranian Defense Minister Hossein Dehghan...

Sejjil

The Sejjil missile is a two-stage, solid-propellant, medium-range ballistic missile domestically designed and built by Iran. Sejjil Development Development of the Sejjil missile likely began in the late 1990s, but stems directly from development work of previous Iranian missiles, most notably the Zelzal SRBM. Its use of solid propellant, in particular, is due to fuel...

Emad, Ghadr (Shahab-3 Variants)

Iran has developed a number of variants to the original Shahab-3 missile. These have been referred to by various intelligence and media sources as the Shahab-3A, Shahab-3B, Shahab-3D, Shahab-3M, Qadr-1, Ghadr-1, and Emad. The Shahab-3 has also been used as the basis for an Iranian space program, and these rockets have been called Kavoshgar-1, IRIS,...

Shahab-3

The Shahab-3 is a medium-range, liquid-fueled, road-mobile ballistic missile. The Shahab-3 represents Iran’s first successful acquisition and development of a medium-range ballistic missile that give it the capability to threaten targets (such as Israel) which lie beyond its immediate borders. It has a range of about 1,300 km. Shahab-3 Development After purchasing a North Korean...

Khorramshahr

The Khorramshahr is an Iranian liquid-fueled, medium-range ballistic missile. It is likely derived from the North Korean Musudan (BM-25) missile. Iran first test fired the missile in January 2017, and first publicly displayed it at a September 2017 military parade in Tehran. It has a reported range of 2,000 km. In 2019, Iran displayed a...

Missiles of Iran

Iran possesses the largest and most diverse missile arsenal in the Middle East, with thousands of ballistic and cruise missiles, some capable of striking as far as Israel and southeast Europe. For the past decade, Iran has invested significantly to improve these weapons’ precision and lethality. Such developments have made Iran’s missile forces a potent...