|Status:||In Service||In Service||Reportedly In Service|
|Number:||Unknown||Unknown||40-hundreds (estimates vary)|
|Acquired:||2001-2002||2007||2010 tranfers from Syria|
|Country of origin:||Iran|
|Manufacturer:||Iranian based Aerospace Industries Organization (Chinese corporation, Great Wall Industry, contributed in development)|
|Introduced:||1995- began development; 2001/2002- 1st gen. tested; 2010- 2nd gen. tested; 2011- 3rd gen. (aka Khalij Fars) tested; 2012- 4th gen.|
|Class:||Short-range ballistic missile|
|Range:||Older gens.: 124-130 mi (200-210 km); 4th gen.: 186 mi (300 km) (Iranian claim)|
|Warhead:||1102-1433 lbs (500-650 kg) payload of high explosive, chemical, or submunitions|
|Weight:||7,606 lbs (3,450 kg)|
|Length:||29 ft (8.86 m)|
|Diameter:||2 ft (0.61 m)|
|Propellant:||Single-stage solid propellant|
|Guidance System:||Inertial guidance with GPS system|
|Accuracy:||100 m CEP|
|Launch Platform:||Mobile transporter erector launcher typically based on civilian truck.|
|Combat history:||Reported use of Fateh-110/M600 missiles by Assad regime against rebel forces within Syria in 2012.|
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