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Number Seven Thousand Four Hundred and Thirty Nine - 20 November 2023
Iran Daily - Number Seven Thousand Four Hundred and Thirty Nine - 20 November 2023 - Page 4

IRGC unveils Fattah-2 hypersonic missile, other military achievements

Leader: Initiative, innovation, key features of Aerospace Force exhibition

Iran unveiled the homegrown Fattah-2 hypersonic missile, mobile defense system, drone, and other military achievements on Sunday in the presence of the Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei.
During the visit to the Ashura Aerospace University of Science & Technology, Ayatollah Khamenei toured an exhibition showcasing the latest achievements of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Aerospace Force.
The Leader listed initiative and innovation as key features of the Aerospace Force exhibition. However, he cautioned against complacency with the current level of achievements, acknowledging that various military and non-military sectors worldwide are constantly moving forward. He stressed the need for continuous efforts to avoid falling behind.
Ayatollah Khamenei considered the movement and progress within the Armed Forces as swift and desirable, emphasizing the necessity of not reducing the momentum of these advancements. The “Fattah-2” hypersonic cruise missile, the mobile air defense system “Mehran,” and the upgraded system, “9 Dey,” as well as the drone “Shahed 147,” were unveiled. The first version of Fattah, with a range of 1,400 kilometers, was unveiled in June.
The warhead of Fattah-1 has a spherical engine running on solid fuel with a movable nozzle that allows the missile to move in all directions.
Fattah-2, however, has been furnished with an HGV warhead that can maneuver and glide at hypersonic speed. An HGV warhead allows the ballistic missile to significantly change its trajectory after launch. The glide vehicle can reach a speed of Mach 5 to 20, depending on its design and utility.
The exhibition, which included missile, drone, defense and space sections, featured new and updated achievements of the young scientists and specialists of the IRGC Aerospace Force, under the title “From Idea to All-Iranian Product.”
The latest measures and developments in the field of launching satellites into space were another part of the exhibition.

Muslim states urged to sever Israel ties for a limited time
Speaking at the unveiling ceremony, the Leader said that Muslim governments should do the major task which is to prevent the flow of energy and goods to Israel.
“The Islamic governments should cut their political relations with the Zionist regime at least for a limited period,” he added. Ayatollah Khamenei also urged nations to continue protests in a bid not to let the oppression of the Palestinian people be consigned to oblivion. The Leader also said that Israel has failed to destroy Hamas despite using all its military power and conducting massive bombings on Gaza.
“The defeat of the Zionist regime in Gaza is a reality. Entering hospitals or people’s homes is not a victory because victory means defeating the opposite side, something that the Zionist regime has not achieved so far and will not be able to do so in the future,” he asserted. The whole world, Ayatollah Khamenei said, is faced with the fact that a regime with advanced and sophisticated military equipment has not been able to overcome its opposite side, which has none of this equipment.
Israel waged the brutal war on the blockaded Gaza Strip on October 7 after the Palestinian resistance movement Hamas launched Operation Al-Aqsa Storm against the occupying entity. Since the start of the aggression, the Tel Aviv regime has killed at least 12,300 Palestinians, including more than 5,000 children, 3,300 women, and injured 30,000 others., IRNA, and Press TV contributed to this report.

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