Tehran has unveiled a new ballistic missile, the “Qadr”, with a range of 2,000 kilometers. The liquid fuel missile was presented on the occasion of the 39th anniversary of the Islamic revolution, Fars reports.
According to the Iranian military, the updated Qadr model is capable of evading anti-missile defense systems.
“The Fajr-5 was also unveiled, a missile produced by the Iranian military to destroy short-range targets,” the report states. In addition, a “Tufan 2-M” guided anti-tank missile was demonstrated. The military also showcased an Iranian Fateh-class submarine, which is undergoing the final tests before joining the armament.
The unveiling of the new weapons took place in the context of the conflict between Iran and Israel, which recently escalated. On the evening of February 10, Israel intercepted an Iranian drone which was launched from Syria, and declared this an intrusion into Israeli territory. The Israeli army then attacked “Iranian targets in Syria” - the drone “control systems”.
During the Israeli airstrike, several anti-air missiles were launched by the Syrian anti-air defense systems. One of the Israeli F-16s was hit, but the pilots were able to eject successfully. Iran denies having any connection to the drone, and also denies involvement in the armed response against the Israeli aircraft.