Iran wants hypersonic missiles to reach Israel, eastern Europe - analysis

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Iran wants hypersonic missiles to reach Israel, eastern Europe - analysis
Iran is clearly trying to show off that it now has a missile that can threaten the whole Middle East, and likely reach Europe.
By SETH J. FRANTZMAN

Iran has claimed over the past few days that it wants to increase the range of its Fattah “hypersonic” missile to 2,000 kilometers, which would theoretically enable it to threaten Israel and Eastern Europe.

Amir Ali Hajizadeh, commander of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps’ Aerospace Force, made the comments at a ceremony this week. While the claims were buried at the end of his speech, Iranian pro-government media highlighted them, meaning that Iran is sending a message: It will attempt to increase the range of a missile that so far remains unproven.

Iran has been talking up “hypersonic” weapons this month. Iran wants to join the exclusive club of countries that claim to use these types of missiles. Hypersonic missiles are those that travel above Mach 5.

more.......... https://www.jpost.com/middle-east/article-747273
 
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