Senior Cleric: IRGC's Hypersonic Missile Boosts Regional Security
TEHRAN (FNA)- Tehran's provisional Friday Prayers leader Hojjatoleslam Mohammad Javad Haj Ali Akbari underlined that the recently unveiled hypersonic missile by the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Aerospace Force has boosted the morale of the Resistance Front and enhanced the level of security in the region.
Addressing a large and fervent congregation at the campus of the University of Tehran, Hojjatoleslam Haj Ali Akbari pointed to the recent unveiling of the Fattah hypersonic missile by the IRGC Air Force, hailing the Iranian military experts for bringing joy and happiness to the hearts of the Iranian people and Muslims in the region.
"The hypersonic missile struck fear into the hearts of the satanic enemies," the senior cleric said.
Haj Ali Akbari further added that Fattah made the Resistance forces in the region happy, and stressed that it enhanced the level of regional security as well.
Elsewhere, he said that the enemies have no military option under the table anymore as they have become disappointed after their failed attempts to divide the Iranian nation.
IRGC Aerospace Commander Brigadier General Amir Ali Hajizadeh said that Iran has successfully tested a new hypersonic missile which is capable of overcoming all defense shields with high maneuverability and at the speed of 12 Mach, adding that Tehran is preparing to unveil the advanced projectile in the near future.
Brigadier General Hajizadeh said on Monday the hypersonic missile has passed its tests and will be unveiled soon.
He added that the new missile is capable of bypassing all air defense missile systems and targeting the enemy’s anti-missile systems.
The senior commander described the development of the ballistic missile as a "great leap in the field of missiles", stating, "The hypersonic missile has a high speed (around 12-13 Mach) and can maneuver both in and out of the Earth’s atmosphere."
The remarks came after Iran showcased a new ballistic missile capable of reaching a range of 2,000 kilometers and carrying warheads weighing 1,500 kilograms with impressive strategic and tactical capabilities.
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Back in November, Iran announced that it has managed to develop cutting-edge hypersonic ballistic missile which is capable of penetrating advanced missile interception systems and hit the targets. Tehran declared that the ballistic missile, manufactured by Iranian experts, is very fast and able to maneuver both in the space and outer space.
The Islamic Republic’s military doctrine holds that the country’s armed capability solely serves defensive purposes.
Military comanders say Iran stands among the world's top states manufacturing drones and precision-striking missiles, and add different types of domestically-built military equipment are favored by world powers.
Iranian military experts and technicians have in recent years made substantial headway in manufacturing a broad range of indigenous equipment, making the armed forces self-sufficient in the weaponry sphere.
Iranian officials have repeatedly stressed that the country will not hesitate to boost its military capabilities, including its missile and drone power, which are entirely meant for defense, and that Iran’s defense capabilities will never be subject to negotiation.