Operator: Iran
Status: In Service1
Number: Unknown
Cost: Unknown
Acquired:  2015
General Specs:
Country of origin: Iran
Manufacturer: Aerospace Industries Organization
Introduced: First test in October 2015
Class: Medium-range ballistic missile (MRBM)
Range: 1056.3 miles (1,700 km)
Warhead: 1653.5 lbs (750) kg high-explosive payload — capable of carrying nuclear, chemical, or biological payloads
Speed: Unknown
Weight: 40,344 – 41,887 lbs (18,300 – 19,000 kg)2
Length: 55.8 ft (17 m)2
Diameter: 4.1 – 4.5 ft (1.25 – 1.38 m)2
Propellant: Liquid fueled
Guidance System: Assumedly GPS and/or inertial
Accuracy: 1,640 ft (500 m)
Launch Platform: Road mobile transporter erector launcher
Notes: 1According to open-source reports, the missile has already been provided to IRGC units, and is being stockpiled in underground bunkers run by the IRGC.
2Open-source analysis attests that the Emad is built off of an advance variant of the Shahab-3 — likely the Shahab-3B.


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