The Shahab-2 (Persian: شهاب ۲‎, romanizedŜahāb 2, meaning "Meteor-2") is the successor to the Iranian Shahab-1 missile. It is based on the North Korean Hwasong-6 (modified version of the Hwasong-5, itself a modification of the R-17 Elbrus).[5]

Shahab-2
Shahab-2 at a 2012 military exhibition in Tehran, Iran
TypeTactical SRBM
Service history
In service1990–2016[1]
Used byIran
Production history
ManufacturerIran
Specifications
Mass6,370–6,500 kg
Length11.37–12.29 m
Diameter0.885 m
Warhead770kg[2]

EngineLiquid
Operational
range
500 km[3]
Guidance
system
inertial
Accuracy500m CEP[4]

On November 2, 2006, Iran fired unarmed missiles to begin 10 days of military simulations. Iranian state television reported "dozens of missiles were fired including Shahab-2 and Shahab-3 missiles. The missiles had ranges from 300 km to up to 2,000 km. ... Iranian experts have made some changes to Shahab-3 missiles installing cluster warheads in them with the capacity to carry 1,400 bombs." These launches come after some United States-led military exercises in the Persian Gulf on October 30, 2006, meant to train for blocking the transport of weapons of mass destruction.[6]

VariantsEdit

Shahab is the name of a class of Iranian missiles, service time of 1988–present, which comes in six variants: Shahab-1, Shahab-2, Shahab-3, Shahab-4, Shahab-5, Shahab-6.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ تولید موشک شهاب 1 و 2 متوقف شد/ هیچ یک از موفقیت‌های ایران با سازش بدست نیامده است Mashregh News
  2. ^ "Shahab-2 (Scud C-Variant)".
  3. ^ http://www.nasic.af.mil/LinkClick.aspx?fileticket=F2VLcKSmCTE%3d&portalid=19
  4. ^ "Shahab-2 – Missile Defense Advocacy Alliance".
  5. ^ "Shahab-2".
  6. ^ http://www.cnn.com/2006/WORLD/meast/11/02/iran.manoeuvres.reut/index.html

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