Khalij Fars missile on transporter
|Type||Anti-ship ballistic missile|
|Engine||Solid (single stage)|
Khalij Fars (Persian: موشک خلیج فارس, "Persian Gulf") is a single-stage solid-propellant, supersonic anti-ship quasi ballistic missile with a range of 300 km based on the Fateh-110 missile. It is equipped with a 650 kg explosive warhead and an interception evading guidance system.
The missile was unveiled in Feb 2011 when the Commander of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps Major General Mohammad Ali Jafari announced that it is being mass produced. Iranian Fars News agency released a footage of the missile hitting the target ship successfully. The missile was first tested during the Great Prophet 3 naval wargames in 2008. Israeli expert Uzi Rubin describes the missile as a game changer if used against US carriers in the straight of Hormouz.
There has been two other publicized tests of the missile. One occurred in July 2011 and the other in July 2012. The later test also showed a footage taken by the missile's Electro-Optical seeker locked into the target.
See also[edit | edit source]
- Military of Iran
- Iran's missile forces
- Iranian military industry
- Current Equipment of the Iranian Army
References[edit | edit source]
- "The accuracy of the Persian Gulf missile reached below 10 meters". Mashregh News. http://www.mashreghnews.ir/fa/news/224818/%D8%AF%D9%82%D8%AA-%D9%85%D9%88%D8%B4%DA%A9-%D8%AE%D9%84%DB%8C%D8%AC-%D9%81%D8%A7%D8%B1%D8%B3-%D8%A8%D9%87-%D8%B2%DB%8C%D8%B1-%DB%B1%DB%B0-%D9%85%D8%AA%D8%B1-%D8%B1%D8%B3%DB%8C%D8%AF. Retrieved 2013-06-18.
- "Iran Increases Precision Capability of Persian Gulf Ballistic Missile". Fars News Agency (FNA). Archived from the original on 2013-06-22. http://web.archive.org/web/20130622072911/http://english.farsnews.com/newstext.php?nn=9203183968. Retrieved 2013-06-18.
- "Iran increases precision of indigenous missile". Press TV. http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2013/06/18/309666/iran-boots-indigenous-missile-precision/. Retrieved 2013-06-18.
- Commander: IRGC Mass-Producing Anti-Ship Ballistic Missiles, Fars News Agency, February 7, 2011
- IRIB TV6, Video here
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