The missile is said to use rare hypersonic glide technology, which was unveiled at an exhibition of aviation technology advancements at the Ashura University of Aerospace Science and Technology in Tehran. According to IRNA news agency, this missile is called Fattah-2 and is equipped with a hypersonic glide warhead.
Iranian media reported that the country has become the fourth country in the world to use such technology. Hypersonic glide vehicle, or HGV, is a type of weapon that maneuvers and glides at supersonic speeds.
It is often mounted on ballistic missiles and can significantly change its trajectory after launch, helping it avoid enemy missile defense systems. Conventional ballistic weapons move in a more predictable arc trajectory.
This missile is called Fatah-2 and is equipped with a hypersonic glide warhead. Photo: Mehar
To date, very few countries have operational HGV missiles. One of them is Russia, which has the Avangard hypersonic flying vehicle installed on the Sarmat intercontinental ballistic missile. Sarmat is a missile system located in a modern launch tunnel.
Russia’s HGV is capable of flying 20 to 27 times faster than the speed of sound, or 24,000 to 33,000 km/h, and has an explosive power of up to 2 megatons, which is 100 times more than the blast from a bomb. American nuclear weapon dropped on the city of Hiroshima – produced by Japan.
In 2019, China officially put the DF-ZF HGV hypersonic glide vehicle into service. Installed on a mobile medium-range ballistic missile, China’s hypersonic glide warhead can reach a speed 10 times the speed of sound or 12,360 km/h and carry a nuclear charge.
The United States had planned to put the long-range hypersonic weapon (LRHW) Dark Eagle into operation last September, but deployment was delayed due to the cancellation of a key test of its glide vehicle. According to the media, this weapon system is expected to be operational by the end of this year.
In other developments, North Korea on November 20 condemned the possibility of the US selling missiles to Japan and South Korea, calling it a dangerous act that would increase tensions in the region and trigger an arms race. New page.
In a statement published by the KCNA news agency, North Korea’s Ministry of National Defense said Pyongyang would strengthen measures to establish deterrence in the region and respond to destabilization, which it believes comes from the United States and It happened because of his associates.
theo reutersJapan plans to buy 400 Tomahawk missiles from the United States, part of the largest military buildup since World War II. On November 18, the Pentagon said that the US State Department has approved this possible deal worth US $ 2.35 billion.
The US also recently announced approval of the sale of Sidewinder missiles and Standard Missile 6 to South Korea. The North Korean statement said: “We warn that the more the US benefits from indiscriminate arms sales, the more expensive it will have to pay for the security crisis.”