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IRGC Aerospace Force unveils first hypersonic missile

The Aerospace Force of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) has unveiled a hypersonic missile named Fattah (Conqueror).

The Iranian hypersonic missile has a range of 1,400 kilometers, hits speeds of Mach 13-15 and can breach and destroy all anti-missile shields.


The unveiling ceremony was held on Tuesday morning in the presence of Iranian President Ebrahim Raeisi, Chief Commander of the IRGC Major General Hossein Salami, and the Commander of the IRGC Aerospace Force Brigadier General Amir Ali Hajizadeh.



From left: Commander of the IRGC Major General Hossein Salami, Iranian President Ebrahim Raeisi, and Commander of the IRGC Aerospace Force Brigadier General Amir Ali Hajizadeh attend the unveiling ceremony of hypersonic missile "Fattah" (Conqueror), in Tehran, on June 6, 2023. (Photo by IRNA)

The precision-guided missile also features excellent maneuverability and stealth ability to pass through radar systems.


With a solid fuel propulsion system and a second-stage mobile nozzle, the missile has the ability to reach very high speeds and perform various maneuvers in and out of the Earth’s atmosphere in order to overcome all types of air defense systems.


Addressing the unveiling ceremony, Hajizadeh said Iran is now among only four countries that have the technology to manufacture hypersonic missiles.


Unlike other types of missiles, Fattah cannot be countered by any defense system, he said, adding that the hypersonic missile cannot be destroyed by any missile due to its movement in various directions and heights.


“Our activities in this field do not end with the manufacturing of this missile. We will continue this path so that no enemy even imagines attacking Iran,” the IRGC commander asserted.


Hajizadeh further said that Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has supported and approved the missile activities, noting that Ayatollah Khamenei chose the name "Fattah" after he had been presented with a report on the missile's development.