The Iranian government called it “a major generational leap in the ballistics program” because “in decades no technology will be found that can counteract it.”
After attracting worldwide attention thanks to the production and sale of the ‘Shahed-136′ drones to Russia, Iran is also continuing its ballistic career, presenting its first hypersonic missile this Thursday. This projectile “can counter air defense shields and penetrate all missile defense systems,” said General Amirali Hajizadeh, commander of the Revolutionary Guards’ Aerospace Force. Hajizadeh called it “a major generational leap in the ballistics program” because “in decades no technology will be found to counter this.”
Despite the strict blockade of the Islamic regime, its military industry is once again demonstrating its innovative capacity and following in the footsteps of the United States in the manufacture of hypersonic projectiles. The Pentagon recently successfully tested a new tactical missile, popularly known as the “Thor’s Hammer.”
Iran’s ballistic development is one of the major concerns for the West, as it could be used in the future to fire projectiles with a warhead, although Tehran has always denied that it is pursuing the manufacture of this type of weapon.
The head of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Rafael Grossi, attending the COP27 climate summit in Sharm el-Sheikh, stated that “all such announcements increase concern and strengthen public attention for the Persian nuclear program”.
Negotiations to revive the 2015 nuclear pact, one of Joe Biden’s election promises, remain stalled. Iran is on a course different from the original text, though it insists these are “reversible” measures to put pressure on the rest of the signatories. Once Washington lifts the sanctions, the Islamic Republic assures it will again respect the points agreed upon in 2015, but two years have passed since Biden’s arrival and the sanctions remain.
The Iranian arsenal does not stop growing. In February, coinciding with the 43rd anniversary of the triumph of the Islamic revolution, a new long-range missile capable of hitting targets 1450 kilometers away was presented. This homemade projectile was christened ‘Kheibar Shekan’, a name in Farsi that translates as ‘destroyer of Khaibar’, referring to an ancient oasis inhabited by Jews in present-day Saudi Arabia that was conquered by Muslim warriors VII in the 16th century.
Source: La Verdad
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