Decoding Iran’s Display of an Untested Hypersonic Missile: The Enigma of Fattah 2

Iran has unveiled a new version of its hypersonic missile, “Fattah-2”, despite the fact that the original Fattah 1 has not proven to be operational. Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) claimed to have invented the Fattah missile back in June. The concept of hypersonic missiles has become a focal point for countries like Russia, the US, and China. These missiles maneuver at high speeds, making them difficult to intercept. Iran’s first model, Fattah 1, was supposed to have a range of 1,400km and achieve speeds of Mach 13-15. The Fattah-2 is claimed to be an even better, untested missile, with a new design and the use of liquid fuel rocket propellant. Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei was shown the missile over the weekend, sending a clear message to the region, but the missiles have not been proven and are likely not ready for combat. Despite this, Iran’s missile and rocket program poses a serious threat to countries in the region.