A threat from the east? "We have produced the most powerful weapon"
Iran claims its air force has produced the first hypersonic ballistic missile capable of penetrating sophisticated air defense systems.Source: index.hr
This news was confirmed to the Iranian media by Commander Amir Ali Hajizadeh, the Iranian Tasnim news agency reported.
Hajizadeh said the ballistic missile reaches enormous speeds and can fly below and above the Earth's atmosphere. "I don't think there's going to be a technology that can counter that for decades," he said.
"The Big Leap"
Amir Ali Hajizadeh, commander of Aerospace Force of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, emphasized that the new missile was created to destroy the enemy's anti-missile systems. According to him, the development of such weapons is a big leap in rocket production.
Hypersonic missiles are among the most powerful weapons in existence. They can hit targets at any distance on Earth within an hour and change trajectory in flight. Currently, the USA, Russia and China have such weapons, and Russia was the only one to use them in combat, and that was in Ukraine. Australia, India, France, Germany and Japan are developing hypersonic weapon technology, while Iran, Israel and South Korea have also previously reported that such weapons are under research and development.