Iran Displays Khorramshahr Missile

On September 22, Iran displayed the Khorramshahr ballistic missile for the first time during a military parade in Tehran commemorating the Iran-Iraq War. The missile has a reported range of around 2,000 km and Iranian officials claim that it can carry multiple warheads, most likely a reference to submunitions. According to Amir Ali Hajizadeh, commander of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps Aerospace Force, the Khorramshahr is “more tactical” and smaller in size compared to other Iranian ballistic missiles. Analysts note, however, that the missile appears noticeably wider than Iran’s other medium-range missiles. The Khorramshahr was previously tested in January 2017, which ended with the missile exploding mid-flight.

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