President Ebrahim Raisi has said that Iran will not sideline its purely indigenous missile and defensive program under external threats.
It was a correct path for the country to move toward self-sufficiency in missile and defensive industries, Raisi said in Tehran on Tuesday at a ceremony to unveil Fattah, Iran’s first hypersonic missile which has been developed and manufactured by the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC).
The Iranian president said that unveiling new missiles has enabled Iran to expand its deterrent power, adding that such a power will bring about security and sustainable peace to the region surrounding Iran.
In late May, Commander of the IRGC Aerospace Force Brigadier General Amir-Ali Hajizadeh had said that Iran would unveil a “significant generational leap” in its missiles sector.
IRGC commander appreciates the youth for missile capabilities
Commander of the IRGC Brigadier General Hossein Salami, who was also attending Fattah’s unveiling ceremony, hailed the missile as a sign of progress for Iranian young scientists and scholars.
Referring to Fattah’s technological capabilities, Salami said the modern hypersonic missile can easily change its path and direction in and out of the atmosphere to escape anti-missile rockets.