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Iran Equips IRGC With ‘Qiyam-1’ Ballistic Missiles

The Iranian Defense Ministry started supplying large numbers of
‘Qiyam (Rise) 1’ high-precision ballistic missiles to the Aerospace
Force of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) on Sunday.

The new missiles were supplied to the IRGC in a ceremony attended by
Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Ahmad Vahidi and Commander of
the IRGC Aerospace Force Brigadier General Amir Ali Hajizadeh.

Addressing the ceremony, Vahidi said that mass-production of Qiyam 1
missiles indicates Tehran’s self-sufficiency in producing different
types of missiles.

Referring to the detailed features and specifications of the newly
mass-produced ballistic missile, Vahidi said that Qiyam 1 is the
country’s first finless missile.

The minister added that the very special design of the missile makes its detection by radars and air defense systems difficult.

He said that omission of the fins from the design has increased the velocity of the missile and shortened the launch time.

Iran had earlier announced that it plans to unveil a number of newly-manufactured home-made ballistic missiles late in May.

Speaking to reporters on Wednesday, Vahidi had said a number of new
defense products, “including some vessels, ballistic missiles and new
ammunitions will come into use on the occasion of Khorramshahr
Liberation Anniversary (1982)”.

Vahidi explained that the newly produced ballistic missiles are the
product of hard work and extensive research by Iranian experts, adding
that they will be delivered to the Iranian Armed Forces in an official
ceremony in the near future.

Iran has made giant progress in missile-production technology during the last decade.

In a recent case, Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps Major
General Mohammad Ali Jafari announced in February that the IRGC has
started mass-production of a recently-developed smart anti-ship
ballistic missile.

“The IRGC’s smart ballistic missiles are now in mass-production and this
type of missiles can hit and destroy targets with high-precision,”
Jafari told reporters in a news conference here in Tehran in February.

“These new missiles enjoys supersonic speed and cannot be tracked or
intercepted by enemy,” the commander said, adding that missiles can hit
targets 300km away with high-precision.

The Iranian Defense Ministry in October delivered the third generation
of home-made Fateh-110 high-precision ballistic missiles to the IRGC
Aerospace Force.