Iran Unveils New Ballistic Missile

Iran Unveils New Ballistic Missile

On February 9, Iran unveiled a new tactical ballistic missile designated the Raad-500 (“Thunder”). Iranian state media claims the missile is constructed with lightweight composite materials, weighing half of the…

When Iran Attacks

When Iran Attacks

On January 8, 2020, Iran used ballistic missiles to attack U.S. air bases in Iraq, in response to the U.S.-targeted killing of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps-Quds Force (IRGC-QF) commander…

Iranian Missiles in Iraq

Iranian Missiles in Iraq

The Issue Iran-backed militias within Iraq’s Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF) have acquired short-range ballistic missiles from Tehran, supplementing their existing arsenal of unguided rockets. These militias’ small, harassing rocket attacks…

IRGC Attacks Kurdish Opposition in Iraq

IRGC Attacks Kurdish Opposition in Iraq

On September 8, Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) attacked Kurdish opposition targets in Iraq, using surface-to-surface missiles. Al Jazeera reported that seven missiles “hit the headquarters of the Kurdistan Democratic…

Iran Transfers Ballistic Missiles to Iraq

Iran Transfers Ballistic Missiles to Iraq

On August 31, Reuters reported that Iran has transferred tens of Zelzal, Fateh-110, and Zolfaghar ballistic missiles to Shi’ite proxies in Iraq over the past few months. Iran may also…

Iran Displays New Fateh-110 Variant

Iran Displays New Fateh-110 Variant

On August 13, Iran unveiled the Fateh-e Mobin (“Bright Conqueror”), a variant of its Fateh-110 short-range ballistic missile. This follows the firing of a short-range antiship Fateh-110 mod 3 ballistic missile last…

Iran Tests Fateh-110 Ballistic Missile

Iran Tests Fateh-110 Ballistic Missile

On August 10, Iran test fired a short-range antiship Fateh-110 mod 3 ballistic missile from Bandar-e-Jask over the Strait of Hormuz last week. This is the first reported ballistic missile…

Iran Launches Missiles into Eastern Syria

Iran Launches Missiles into Eastern Syria

On June 18, Iran launched six Zolfaghar missiles into eastern Syria targeting ISIS militants in the Deir ez-Zor region. The missiles were fired from Iranian bases in its western provinces…