Ghadr-1 (Shahab-3B)

Operator: Iran
Status: In Service
Number: >20
Cost: Unknown
Acquired: 2007
General Specs:
Country of origin: Iran with foreign assistance (based on North Korean Nodong-A missile)
Manufacturer: Shahid Hemat Industrial Group (Modifications to the original Shahab-3 appear to be based on domestic technologies)
Introduced: First tested in October 2004
Class: Medium-range ballistic missile (MRBM)
Range: 994 miles (1,600 km)
Warhead: 3,527 lbs (750 kg) payload for chemical, high explosive, or submunition warheads
Speed: Unknown
Weight: 40,344 – 41,887 lbs (18,300 – 19,000 kg)
Length: 55.8 ft (17 m)
Diameter: 4.1 – 4.5 ft (1.25 – 1.38 m)
Propellant: Single-stage liquid
Guidance System: Unknown
Accuracy: Low
Launch Platform: Road mobile
Notes: Also known as the Shahab-3M or Shahab-4


  • Michael Elleman, Toby Dodge, Andrew Kelly, and Douglas Barrie, Missile Defence Cooperation in the Gulf, (London: International Institute for Strategic Studies, 2016), p. 19.
  • Shahab 3 Variants.” Missile Threat. George C. Marshall and Claremont Institutes, 14 Nov. 2012. Web. 21 Aug. 2014.
  • Shahab-3 / Zelzal-3.” Military Analysis Network. Federation of American Scientists, 14 Dec. 2006. Web. 21 Aug. 2014.

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