Iran unveils new Dezful ballistic missile

February 8, 2019

The Defense Post:

Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps unveiled a new ballistic missile with a range of 1,000 km, its official news agency Sepah News reported on Thursday, February 7.

The move was the latest show of military might by the country as it celebrates the 40th anniversary of the Islamic Revolution at a time of heightened tensions with the United States.

The surface-to-surface missile – called Dezful – is an upgrade on the older Zolfaghar model that had a range of 700 km (435 miles), aerospace commander Brigadier General Amirali Hajizadeh said.

The new weapon was revealed after Iran on Saturday said it had successfully flight tested the new Hoveizeh cruise missile, which has a range of 1,350 km.

The unveiling ceremony was carried out by Revolutionary Commander Major General Mohammad Ali Jafari and Hajizadeh at an “underground ballistic missile production facility,” the report said.

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