According to the defense reporter of rahnam news agency, during the visit of the commander in chief to the IRGC Aerospace Force achievements exhibition, the “Fattah 2” hypersonic missile was unveiled.
In June of this year, the hypersonic Fattah missile with a range of 1400 km and equipped with a maneuvering warhead was unveiled.
Fattah 2 is a new type of Iranian ballistic missile that is equipped with a gliding warhead and is called HGV.
This type of projectile is different from maneuvering warheads only in its design and flight path, and its speed varies from Mach 5 to 20 depending on the design and opinion of the manufacturer.
HGV projectiles, instead of gaining height like ballistic projectiles, travel at a much lower height with the possibility of frequent change of course towards the target, and as a result, the early warning radars of the enemy’s defense have problems in identifying them, and the possibility of surprising the enemy’s missile defense system is very high. increase.
This change of direction can also include changing the direction of attack depending on the HGV’s ability to navigate. This navigation power, in addition to having a separate engine from the missile engine, also comes back to the design of the gliding warhead body.
The design of this warhead is optimized for the ultrasonic and supersonic flight regime to have the lowest air resistance force at those speeds. If this warhead leaves the atmosphere in a part of its path, due to the initial energy received and the propellant inside it, it can change its direction and direction until it enters the atmosphere in the final phase using a special design. flow towards the target.
The capability of very high speed, a special aerodynamic shape that gives the greatest range while maintaining a very high flight speed, the presence of a propellant to compensate for the air resistance force in the flight phase in the atmosphere and being equipped with advanced control systems make this type Apart from the ability to target any point, the new warhead will become the most deadly weapon for missile defense shield systems and all types of radars of the enemy’s air defense network.
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