Iran unveils homegrown ‘Fattah’ hypersonic missile

Iranian President Raeisi at the unveiling of the Fattah hypersonic missile

Press TV – June 6, 2023

Iranian President Ebrahim Raeisi says the country has boosted its deterrence power that now contributes to the security and sustainable peace in the region.

“Some may ask ‘what is the purpose of manufacturing missiles?’ They are for deterrence, for defense,” he noted.

“We build missiles so that we do not suffer from aggression by the enemies and so that we have the power that the enemies would not even think of an act of aggression against the Islamic Republic.”

Raeisi added that, “Defense and missile industries have become indigenous in Iran. As Iran does not import its defense weapons, therefore nothing can threaten to marginalize this advanced industry.”

The Iranian president was addressing the unveiling ceremony of an Iranian homegrown hypersonic missile on Tuesday morning.

Raeisi further said the Islamic Republic started attempts to become independent in the defense sector during the 1980s Iraqi imposed war that saw the bombardment of many Iranian cities.

Highlighting the peaceful nature of Iran’s defense power, he said some officials from regional states said, “Iran is a friend of difficult times and that there was nothing left of their country if it was not for the efforts of anti-terror General Qassem Soleimani and the IRGC’s Quds Force as well as Iran’s support for them against an invasion by Takfiris and Daesh terrorists.”

The Iranian chief executive stressed that the country’s missile power means that the region will be safe from villains and foreign aggressions.

Therefore, he added, Iran’s missile power conveys “a message of security to the people of the region. Its message to those who are thinking about attacking Iran is that the Islamic Republic is a powerful country and that its might is to support the Iranian nation and the world’s oppressed.”

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

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

Chief Commander of the IRGC Major General Hossein Salami, and the Commander of the IRGC Aerospace Force Brigadier General Amir Ali Hajizadeh were also at the ceremony

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 has chosen the name “Fattah”, which translates to “the opener”.


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