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Nov 11, 2020
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Iranian TV Airs Report About Iran's Ballistic Missile Arsenal; Narrator Explains: The Missiles Are Meant For Israel, U.S. Bases

#8460 | 03:47
Source: IRINN TV (Iran)

On November 11, 2020, IRINN TV (Iran) aired a report about Iran's missile capabilities, with an emphasis on the missiles capable of striking Israel. The narrator described the range, capabilities, and warhead capacities of various families of Iranian missiles, including Shahab, Fateh, Sejjil, Ghiam, Emad, and Fajr. He elaborated that Hizbullah holds a large supply of Fateh-class missiles, which he claimed are the most accurate Iranian missiles, and he added that they can be used to target Israeli naval vessels and all of Israel's territory. In addition, he also said that Palestinian fighters have been using the Fajr-3 and Fajr-5 missiles to target Israeli cities.

Narrator: "The development of the missile industry in the years following the [Iran-Iraq] War has made Iran one of the only countries in the region and the world that is a pioneer when it comes to making medium-range, long-rang, and ballistic missile systems. A close look at Iran's missile arsenal shows the unique power of the resistance front.

"Here, the Shahab family of missiles are the most famous Iranian missiles in the world. This family includes various medium- and long-range missiles. The most recent model, Shahab-3, has a range of over 1,1000 kilometers, is 15 meters long, and weighs over 15 tons. It was first tested in 1998. In 2006, the Sejjil missile, a 23-ton Iranian giant that has a 650-kilogram warhead and a range of 2,000 kilometers, made its roar heard. Since this missile uses solid fuel, it is ready to be launched within minutes. After the launch, the launcher can rapidly leave the area. This minimizes the risk that the launcher can be destroyed prior to the launch.

"In addition, the Sejjil's high velocity of 4,3000 meters per second makes it effectively impossible for the enemy to intercept it. Within seven minutes, it can destroy its targets in the occupied lands [Israel]. The short-range Fateh-110 missile. Range: 300 kilometers. Fuel: Solid. Warhead: 500 kilograms. Fateh-110 was test fired in 2007. Because these are the most accurate Iranian missiles, a large supply of these missiles has been made available to Hizbullah. From Lebanon, the southernmost point in the occupied lands [Israel] is within range. In addition, with the deployment of the Khalij Fars missile, which is the naval variant of the Fateh-class missiles, all the Zionist regime's warships are facing a crushing threat.

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"On August 10, 2010, the Ghiam missile was unveiled. It has a range of 800 kilometers. It uses liquid fuel and carries a 645-kilogram warhead. Its purpose is to destroy America's military bases. Ghiam's most prominent feature, which has been the subject of much attention, is that is has no winglets. This enables it to be launched from special silos, launchers, and submarines. In the fall of 2015, the Emad missile [was unveiled]. This long-range Iranian ballistic missile has a range of 1,700 kilometers. Unlike other missiles, it can control four aerodynamic surfaces. Its guidance system allows it to be guided until the moment of impact. In addition, the Fajr-3 and Fajr-5 rockets, which have a range of about 80 kilometers, have enabled the Palestinian mujahideen to target the various cities of the Zionist regime."

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