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Iran showcases medium-range missile that can reach Israel

Tehran has given people around the world a first glimpse of the Hoveizeh cruise missile, allegedly a copy of the Soviet-built Kh-55 model, mounted on an Iranian fighter jet.
On Tuesday, Iran’s Tasnim news agency posted a photo on its Twitter account of a Russian-built Sukhoi 24 fighter from the Army Air Force mounted with a strategic cruise missile. The image came as Brigadier General Aziz Nasirzadeh, deputy chief of staff of the Armed Forces, visited the Shahid Doran Air Base. 

        <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="fa" dir="rtl">اولین تصویر از موشک بردبلند بر روی جنگنده <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/%D8%A7%D8%B1%D8%AA%D8%B4?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#ارتش</a><br><br>در جریان بازدید جانشین ستاد کل نیروهای مسلح از پایگاه هوایی شهید دوران، برای اولین‌بار تصویری از موشک بردبلند نصب شده بر روی جنگنده سوخو ۲۴ نیروی هوایی ارتش منتشر شد <a href="https://t.co/rGnAh5NHfs">pic.twitter.com/rGnAh5NHfs</a></p>&mdash; خبرگزاری تسنیم 🇮🇷 (@Tasnimnews_Fa) <a href="https://twitter.com/Tasnimnews_Fa/status/1470654817798348801?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">December 14, 2021</a></blockquote> 

The weaponry is understood to be the Hoveizeh cruise missile, part of the Soumar family of rockets. Many outside Iran believe it is derived from the Russian/Soviet Kh-55. 

The missile, which was unveiled to the general public for the very first time in 2019 amid celebrations of the 40th anniversary of the 1979 Islamic Revolution, has a range of over 1,350 kilometers. The operating range of the missile allegedly means arch-rival Israel is within striking distance. 

While touted as a long-range missile by Iran, its performance figures suggest it only has medium-range capability. It has previously been installed by Iran as a surface-to-surface rocket.
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from RT – Daily news

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