Iran successfully tests new 2000km-range missile 

September 23, 2017

TEHRAN – On Friday night Iran released footage of the successful test-launch of its new ballistic missile, called Khorramshahr, with a range of 2,000 kilometers.

The footage was released a few hours after Khorramshahr was unveiled during a military parade in the capital city of Tehran.

Khorramshahr is the name of a city in southern Iran which was occupied by the invading Saddam Hussein Army in the autumn of 1980.

Amir Ali Hajizadeh, commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps Aerospace Force, said the missile can carry multiple warheads.

“The peculiarities of this missile is that instead of carrying one warhead it can hit several targets with several warheads,” Hajizadeh told reporters on the sidelines of the parade marking the start of Iraq’s invasion of Iran on September 22, 1980.

“The missile is able to carry warheads up to 1,800 kilometers,” Hajizadeh added.

He also said the missile is “more tactical” and smaller in comparison to other ballistic missiles developed by the Defense Ministry.
 

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