10/24/2020

New Iranian operational-tactical missile Zolfaghar Basir

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A new operational-tactical missile Zolfaghar Basir with an optical homing head on a mobile chassis (two missiles on a launcher, a kind of Iranian Iskander) is presented in Iran 09/27/2020.

The surface-to-ground ballistic missile, Zolfaqar (sword), and with a range of between 700 and 750 km, is a powerful IRGC weapon, which this force previously used in attacks against Daesh terrorists in Syria.

The IRGC also used Zolfaqar ballistic missiles to attack the Ain Al-Asad military base in Iraq, occupied by US troops, in retaliation for the US assassination of Lt. Gen. Qasem Soleimani, IRGC Quds Force commander, in a drone attack in January in Baghdad (the Iraqi capital).

Despite sanctions imposed by the West, in recent years, Iran has made considerable progress in the defense industry, particularly in the production of aircraft and missiles, and has become self-sufficient in the manufacture of numerous military equipment and systems in the four decades since the victory of the Islamic Revolution (1979).

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