Shahab-5 (Persian: شهاب ۵, meaning "Meteor-5") is Iranian long-range ballistic missile, that was rumoured to exist as early as 1998. Estimated to be based on the North Korean Taepodong-2 with a first stage based on the Soviet RD-0216. Potential range of the missile is estimated to be between 4,000 and 4,300 km with a warhead payload of 700 to 1,000 kg.
- Shahab-5/IRSL-X-3, KOSAR/IRIS
- U.S. Department of Defense (2001). Proliferation: Threat and Response (PDF). DIANE Publishing. p. 38. ISBN 1-4289-8085-7.
- Iranian Weapons of Mass Destruction: The Birth of a Regional Nuclear Arms Race?, Anthony H. Cordesman & Adam C. Seitz, ABC-CLIO, 2009, page 123