Iran said Israel failed to intercept 7 hypersonic missiles

Iran said Israel failed to intercept 7 hypersonic missiles 0

(Dan Tri) – Iranian state media said that the country appeared to have fired seven hypersonic missiles in its attack on Israel and that Tel Aviv failed to block any of them.

Model of Iran’s hypersonic missile (Photo: MNA).

Iran’s state news agency Press TV reported on April 14 that none of the hypersonic missiles fired toward Israel in the attack on the night of April 13 were intercepted.

According to Press TV, seven hypersonic missiles were launched from Iranian territory, some of which appeared to attack Israel’s Nevatim air base.

Israel has not commented on the above information.

Iran on the evening of April 13 carried out an unprecedented air strike against Israel, escalating tensions in a region already simmering with disputes.

Iran’s airstrike marked the first attack from Iranian territory on Israel.

Iran conducted the attack in retaliation for accusing Israel of attacking Tehran’s diplomatic facilities in Damascus, Syria on April 1.

According to information, Iran’s attack last weekend used 185 drones, 36 cruise missiles and 110 surface-to-surface missiles.

The Israeli military announced that `99%` of objects launched by Iran were intercepted by Israel and its partners, with only `a small number` of ballistic missiles reaching Israel.

Last May, Amir Ali Hajizadeh, commander of the Aerospace Forces of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), announced on May 29 that Iran had hypersonic missiles.

Iranian officials emphasized that this missile can fly at speeds of Mach 12-15 (12-15 times faster than the speed of sound, equivalent to 14,800-18,500km/h).

In November of the same year, Iran continued to announce a domestic hypersonic missile called Fattah-2.

A hypersonic glide vehicle (HGV) is a type of warhead capable of maneuvering and gliding at a minimum speed of five times the speed of sound.

It is typically mounted on ballistic missiles and can rapidly change trajectory after launch, making it a more difficult target for many missile defense systems to intercept than traditional mobile ballistic warheads.

A weapon is considered supersonic when it possesses a speed at least 5 times faster than the speed of sound (6,174km/h).

Speed and maneuverability make hypersonic missiles more dangerous to most air defense systems.

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