Iran Launches Missile Strike on ISIL in Southeast Syria

Iran Launches Missile Strike on ISIL in Southeast Syria

On October 1, the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps launched a total of six Zolfaghar and Qiam-1 missiles from its western Kermanshah region on ISIL locations in Syria’s Deir al-Zour province. Iranian…

Iran Announces Bavar-373 BMD Test

Iran Announces Bavar-373 BMD Test

On September 10, Iran announced that it had successfully conducted a ballistic missile intercept test of its Bavar-373 air defense system last year. The Bavar-373 is an indigenously produced version…

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…

New Iranian Missile Facility May Be Under Construction in Syria

New Iranian Missile Facility May Be Under Construction in Syria

On August 30, geospatial imaging and intelligence firm ImageSat International released aerial imagery of a suspected Iranian surface-to-surface missile (SSM) facility under construction outside Wadi Jahannam in northwestern Syria. Israeli…

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 Installs Phalanx-like Weapon on Destroyer

Iran Installs Phalanx-like Weapon on Destroyer

On August 18, Iran stated that it had installed a domestically produced defensive weapons system, called “Kamand”, on one of its destroyers for anti-ship missile defense. Resembling the U.S. Phalanx…

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 Announces Fakour Mass-Production

Iran Announces Fakour Mass-Production

On July 23, Iran announced the mass-production of the Fakour, an Iranian air-to-air missile (AAM) likely related to the U.S. AIM-54 Phoenix. Speaking at a ceremony, Defense Minister Brigadier General…

US Sanctions Five Iranians Aiding Houthi Rebels

US Sanctions Five Iranians Aiding Houthi Rebels

On May 22, the U.S. Department of the Treasury “designated five Iranian individuals who have provided ballistic missile-related technical expertise to Yemen’s Huthis, and who have transferred weapons not seen…