Check out Iran’s new liquid-fuel missiles with a detachable warhead

TEHRAN ($1=42,350.00 Iranian Rials) — Iran unveiled two new missiles during a military parade on September 22. These are the Rezvan and Khaybar Shekan missiles. Both missiles are locally produced, developed by, and manufactured by military experts in the Aerospace Department of the IRGC [Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps].

Check out Iran's new liquid-fuel missiles with a detachable warhead
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The Rezvan is categorized as a medium-range surface-to-surface ballistic missile. Rezvan is a liquid propellant and detaches its warhead during flight or before impact. The warhead charge is currently known to be a conventional high explosive or HE. Its maximum operating range is 1,400 km. According to Tasnim News Agency, the Rezvan can be launched from fixed and mobile land vehicles.

Khaybar Shekan is categorized as a long-range missile system. According to the Iranians, it is a third-generation surface-to-surface missile. This missile is also a liquid propellant and has a detachable warhead. The maximum range is 1,450 km, which is more like a medium-range missile than a long-range one, as the Iranians claim.

Tasnim News Agency claims that the Khaybar Shekan is a highly maneuverable missile. According to the Iranians, the missile can penetrate anti-missile shields.

The parade

The parade at which the two missiles were unveiled is being held across the country. Part of the parade was also held on the water – in the waters of the Persian Gulf. The parade is in honor of Imam Khomeini, who is the founder of the Islamic Republic.

The parade is being held to mark Iran’s Defense Holy Week. This period is closely related to the war with Iraq from 1980 to 1988. 42 years ago, the then leader of Iraq, Saddam Hussein, declared war on Iran.

Iran claims

According to Tasnim News Agency, which cited Iranian military experts, Iran has achieved considerable success in the development and production of various missiles in recent years. The media defines this as “self-sufficient” in the field of weapons systems.

Iran claims that the weapons it develops, and specifically different categories of missiles, are solely for the defense of the territorial integrity of the Islamic State. Political circles in Tehran have repeatedly claimed that Iran’s military production and equipment are not subject to any negotiations with other countries. Such statements are mostly aimed at the USA, NATO, and some countries in the Middle East, mostly referring to Israel.

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