Iran has joined the tiny club of nations with hypersonic missiles after Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi unveiled the new Iranian-made ‘Fattah’ (literally, ‘Conqueror’) hypersonic missile in Tehran.
Must Watch: Would you live on 3D Printed Mars for a year for $60,000?
Iran on Tuesday claimed it has joined the club of those very few nations which have hypersonic weapons in their arsenal. Currently, it’s believed only Russia, China, and the United States possess them.
Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi attended a ceremony unveiling of the new Iranian-made “Fattah” (literally, “Conqueror”) hypersonic missile in Tehran, wherein he touted “Today we feel that the deterrent power has been formed.” He said: “This power is an anchor of lasting security and peace for the regional countries.”
“We build missiles so that we do not suffer from aggression by enemies, and so that…enemies would not even think of an act of aggression against the Islamic Republic,” Raisi said, which comes after repeated warnings from Israel that it reserves the ‘right’ of a preemptive strike on Iran’s alleged nuclear program.
“Iran’s military, defense and missile power creates deterrence, of course, it creates deterrence not only from invasion but also from the thought of invasion,” Raisi added.
Subscribe to GreatGameIndia
At the same unveiling ceremony, the head of the paramilitary Revolutionary Guard’s aerospace program Gen. Amir-Ali Hajizadeh hailed that the new advanced weapon will “usher in a new generation of missiles in Iran,” according state-run IRNA.
Amir Ali Hajizadeh revealed that Iran might be the third country, following Russia and China, to possess a hypersonic missile and potentially outpace the US in deploying Mach 5+ weapons.