|Status:||Kh-55SM: Possessed (for testing and reverse engineering)|
|Country of origin:||Soviet Union|
|Class:||Kh-55SM: Air-launched land attack cruise missile|
|Soumar: Ground-launched land attack cruise missile|
|Range:||1,550-1864.1 miles (2,500-3,000 km)|
|Warhead:||200-250 kT nuclear warhead|
|904 lbs (410 kg) conventional high-explosive warhead|
|Speed:||365.4-586.1 mph (Mach 0.48-0.77)|
|Weight:||3,747.9 lbs (1,700 kg)|
|Length:||26.5 ft (8.1 m)|
|Diameter:||30.3 in (77 cm)|
|Wingspan:||10.2 ft (3.1 m)|
|Power plant:||Omsk AMKB TVD-50 turbofan (Soumar includes rocket booster)|
|Guidance system:||Inertial navigation|
|Terrain Contour Matching (TERCOM)|
|Accuracy:||82 ft (25 m) circular error probable (CEP)|
|Launch platform:||Kh-55SM: Heavy bomber (Tu-95MS or Tu-160)|
|Soumar: Ground-based transporter erector launcher (TEL)|
|Notes:||Ukraine allegedly transferred six Kh-55SMs to Iran in 2001. In March 2015, Iran unveiled the Soumar which closely resembled a Kh-55 featuring a booster for ground-launch.|
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Iran’s Defense Ministry, in an unusual public display, on Sunday introduced a new cruise missile, the Soumar. The missile is very similar to the Russian Kh-55, which can carry nuclear or conventional warheads and has a range of 2,500 kilometers (1,550 miles). This would enable the Iranians to hit targets not only throughout the Middle […]
Iranian defense officials over the weekend announced the successful test-firing of the Soumar, a new and indigenously produced land-attack cruise missile. The unveiling ceremony of this missile, capable of carrying both conventional and nuclear warheads, was intended to be a strong statement by Tehran as negotiations over the Iranian nuclear program come to a head. […]