Operator: Iran
Status: In Service (unconfirmed)
Number: Unknown
Acquired: July-05
General Specs:
Country of origin: Iran
Introduced: 2010
Class: Short-ranged ballistic missile
Range: 311-621 mi (500-1000 km)
Warhead: 1,102-1,433 lbs (500-650 kg) high explosive
Weight: 13,569 lbs (6,155 kg)
Propellant: Single-stage liquid fuel
Guidance System: Advancd guidance system
Accuracy: 500 CEP
Launch Platform:
Combat history:
Note: Based on the Shahab-2 without wings or fins



Iran Fires Ballistic Missiles, U.S. Hints at Diplomatic Response

Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) test-fired several ballistic missiles on Tuesday, state television said, challenging a United Nations resolution and drawing a threat of a diplomatic response from the United States. Two months ago, Washington imposed sanctions against businesses and individuals linked to Iran’s missile program over a test of the medium-range Emad missile […]


Sanctions, Sabotage, Science Delay Iran’s Missile Program

While attention has focused on curbing Iran’s ability to produce fissile material for a nuclear weapon, sanctions, sabotage, technical problems and political calculation have combined to set back Iran’s development of missiles that could potentially deliver such a weapon. Michael Elleman, an expert on missiles at the International Institute for Strategic Studies, told Al-Monitor in an interview Dec. […]


Iran Unveils New Missile Equipped with MRV Payloads

The Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Aerospace Force has equipped its short-range Zelzal missiles with newly developed Multiple Reentry Vehicle (MRV) payloads, a military hi-tech owned only by a handful of the world states. The surface-to-surface Zelzal missile is equipped with thirty 17-kg bombs which can destroy a wide range of targets and is a […]


Iran Says It Improves Accuracy of Missiles

Iran has dramatically improved the accuracy of its ballistic missiles by using laser systems, its defense minister said Monday. In comments broadcast on state TV, Hossein Dehghan said Iranian missiles can now strike within two meters (yards) of their targets, compared to 200 meters (yards) previously. “The inaccuracy of (our) ballistic long-range missiles in hitting […]


IRGC Commander: Iran Among Rare World States with Ballistic Missile Technology

TEHRAN (FNA)- Lieutenant Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Brigadier General Hossein Salami said Iran is among the only three world country enjoying an indigenous ballistic missile technology. “Many countries may have access to cruise missiles technology, but when it comes to ballistic missiles, I am confident that only the US and the […]


Europe’s Missile Shield and Iran’s Capabilities

On December 18, the same week UN experts declared that Iran’s October test launch of a medium-range ballistic missile was a violation of this summer’s nuclear deal, Washington announced the completion of an advanced missile defense facility in Romania. It is designed, among other things, to defend Europe against Tehran’s increasing missile capabilities. The step […]


Don’t Forget Iran’s Ballistic Missiles

Last month, the P5+1 and Iran arranged for an extension of Joint Plan of Action (JPOA), the interim nuclear deal that was agreed to in Geneva in late 2013 and implemented in January of this year. The deal has been prolonged for four months as the parties continue to seek a comprehensive solution. Remarkably absent […]