Iran said to mount ‘guided warheads’ on missiles capable of reaching Israel
Iran has mounted new precision-guided warheads atop their most advanced and longest-range missiles, which are capable of reaching both Israel and American military bases in the Gulf, the semi-official Fars news agency reported Sunday.
The unsourced report said that Iran’s Khoramshahr missile, which has a range of 2,000 kilometers (or 1,250 miles), have been upgraded with domestically-produced guided warheads.
“The new generation of missiles with guided warheads has been named Khoramshahr 2 and they can be controlled until hitting the target and are able to carry warheads weighing nearly 2 tons,” the report said.
The warheads had previously been mounted on shorter-range missiles including the Emad, Qadr and Qiam.
Iran unveiled its new generation of Khoramshahr ballistic missiles in a high-profile military parade in September 2017 in what was widely interpreted as an act of defiance by Tehran in the face of US condemnations of its ballistic missile program.
The 2,000 kilometer range of the Khoramshahr classifies it as a medium-range missile, but makes it sufficient to hit Israel and US bases throughout the Middle East.