Does Hezbollah have a new Iranian long range cruise missile? – analysis

May 16, 2022

The Jerusalem Post:

A Hezbollah video circulating online purports to show that the terrorist group has some new munitions in its always expanding arsenal. Over the years, Hezbollah has stockpiled more than 100,000 missiles and rockets. However, the real danger of these weapons is that some have been upgraded or use new technology that enables them to be precision-guided munitions, or maneuvering munitions, drones and cruise missiles.

A recent video posted online purports to show a glimpse of an “Abu Mahdi anti-ship cruise missile.” According to the Twitter account that found this image, “The new Hezbollah video shows a glance of what is likely an Abu-Mahdi anti-ship cruise missile launcher. That means Iran has armed Hezbollah with her longest range (reportedly 1,000 km.).”

“It is important because if it turns out to be the Abu Mahdi cruise missile has a range of roughly 1,000 km. – so it could threaten gas rigs in the region, not only [off] Israel, so it is important – it is the first time we have a glimpse into this system in the hands of Hezbollah,” according to Tal Inbar, a senior research fellow at the US-based Missile Defense Advocacy Alliance.

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