Iran says new hypersonic missile is hard to track & defend against- Say that no country's defense system can counter it

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According to recent warnings from Iran, they have developed hypersonic missiles capable of exceeding five times the speed of sound. The missiles are allegedly so advanced that no presently developed defense system can counter the new hypersonic missiles for at least a decade until other nations develop brand-new technology. [i]

Reports also indicate that the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps Aerospace Force is responsible for manufacturing the missiles. Last Thursday, Brigadier General Amir Ali Hajizadeh stated that the missile could hit and penetrate "advanced air defense systems." [ii]

Watch the video below to learn more about why there is a race to develop hypersonic missiles that could lead to nuclear warfare in Ukraine.

The high-velocity missile is also highly maneuverable. The commander stated,

I don't think any technology would be found for tens of years capable of countering it. It is a huge leap in the development of a new generation of missiles. [iii][iv]

The Pentagon expressed fear of munitions going to Russia. Potential hypersonic missile speed was exhibited through the US' missile testing. Although not a hypersonic missile test, the US conducted "a successful test launch of a rocket with experiments for hypersonic weapons development." The project data will help develop the,

Navy's Conventional Prompt Strike hypersonic system and the Army's Long Range Hypersonic Weapon. The two prgrams will both use the Common Hypersonic Glide Body, a projectile carried atop a booster rocket that coasts towards its traget at speeds greater than Mach 5. [v]

The Pentagon describes hypersonic weapons as traveling at speeds "greater than mach 5, approximately 4,000 mph, making them difficult to detect and intercept in time. The missiles can also maneuver and vary altitude," evading missile defense systems. [vi]

References

[i] Tasnim, IRGC Develops Hypersonic Ballistic Missile Beating Advanced Air Defense Systems (Nov. 10, 2022)

[ii] Id.

[iii] Id.

[iv] Military Enthusiast Explains, Hypersonic Gliders Explained (Jun. 29, 2018)

[v] Oren Liebermann, Ellie Kaufman, US military conducts test launch of hypersonic experiments for weapons development (Oct. 27, 2022)

[vi] Id.

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