Iranian long-range cruise missile capabilities to be enhanced


Iran is to enhance its long-range missile capabilities by, on the one hand, integrating its brand new Hoveizeh missile to its forces, and on the other hand, arming its Khorramshahr missiles with guided warheads (Khorramshahr 2).


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Iranian Hoveizeh long-range cruise missile (Picture Source : Sky News)


The newly-developed long-range cruise missile, the Hoveizeh, has recently been unveiled by Iran during a ceremony participated by Defense Minister Brigadier General Amir Hatami. This missile has a range of over 1,350 km, a high precision rate, rapid reaction, low flight altitude and a high destruction power. It is a ground-to-ground cruise missile used as a deterrence weapon and it is due to be delivered to the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Aerospace Force.

As for the Khorramshahr, Iran has announced its intentions to arm it with home-made guided warheads. Those new warheads able to weigh up to 2 tons, mounted on the most destructive and longest range Khorramshahr missiles, can be remotely controlled until hitting their target. Such warheads had already been mounted on home-made Emad missiles, Qadr and Qiam ballistic missiles in the previous months. These Khorramshahr 2 still have a range of about 2,000 km.


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Iranian Khorramshahr long-range missile (Picture Source : FARS)


 

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