IRAN unveiled its first hypersonic ballistic missile today in a chilling threat to the West.
Iranian state media said Fattah – which means “Victory” – could target “advanced anti-missile systems of the enemy and represent a huge leap forward in the missile field”.
“It can surpass America’s most advanced anti-ballistic missile systems and… Israel’s Iron Dome,” Iranian state television said as it aired what appeared to be a model rocket. .
General Amir Ali Hajizadeh, commander of Iranian Revolutionary Guards aerospace wing, claiming the rocket “can move in and out of the atmosphere”.
He warned it would take “decades” for Western air defenses to catch up.
Hajizadeh first revealed the development of the hypersonic missile in November last year.
It comes days after Iran unveiled a long-range ballistic missile with a range of 1,242 miles.
Despite international sanctions, Tehran has been able to develop a large-scale arms industry capable of exporting military equipment to allies like Russia, which it denies.
Iran’s Revolutionary Guards already have a huge arsenal of ballistic missiles.
And the regime has vowed to continue developing its missile program despite growing concerns from the West.
Concerns contributed to Donald Trump’s decision in 2018 to Tehran’s abandonment of 2015 nuclear treaty with six great powers.
Negotiations to restore the deal have stalled.
Last year, the United Nations atomic agency said Tehran was not cooperating with investigations into its nuclear program.
Defense hawks have pointed to Iran’s track record of “exaggerating” its weapons capabilities.
In June of last year, an Iranian scientist was developing top-secret missiles and drones mysteriously die after dinner party.
His death was the second death in the same unit of the Revolutionary Guards in just two weeks.