The Shahab-1 (Persian: شهاب ۱‎, romanizedŜahāb 1, meaning "Meteor-1") was the foundation of the long-range Iranian missile program.[3] During the Iran–Iraq War, Iran purchased R-17 Elbrus missiles from Libya, Syria and North Korea (Hwasong-5). It is a close copy of Hwasong-5 (R-17).[4]

Shahab-1
TypeTactical SRBM
Service history
In service~1987–2016[1]
Production history
ManufacturerIran
Specifications
Mass5,860 kg
Length10.94 m
Diameter0.885 m
Warhead1,000 kg

Operational
range
350km[2]
Guidance
system
Inertial
Accuracyapproximately 450m circular error probable (CEP)

Iran began making the Shahab-1 sometime between 1987 and 1994.[3]

Iran employed Shahab 1s extensively during the 1990s and early 2000s against Mujahidin-e Khalq Organization (MKO) camps in Iraq.[4]

Shahab-1 engine at a 2012 military exhibition in Tehran

VariantsEdit

Shahab is the name of a class of Iranian missiles, service time of c. 1987–present,[when?] which comes in six variants: Shahab-1, Shahab-2, Shahab-3, Shahab-4, Shahab-5, Shahab-6.[citation needed]

OperatorsEdit

  Iran

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ تولید موشک شهاب ۱ و ۲ متوقف شد/ هیچ‌یک از موفقیت‌های ایران با سازش به دست نیامده‌است Mashregh News
  2. ^ http://www.nasic.af.mil/LinkClick.aspx?fileticket=F2VLcKSmCTE%3d&portalid=19
  3. ^ a b "SCUD-B Shahab-1". Retrieved 30 April 2011.
  4. ^ a b "Shahab-1 (Scud B-Variant)".

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