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Fateh-110 / NP-110 / Mushak

According to Jane's, China assisted Iran with the technology to produce the solid-propellant unguided Mushak-120 (also referred to as the Iran-130 or the Nazeat 10), with a range of 130 km and a weight of 500 kg. A longer range version, the Mushak-160 with a range of 160 km, and a weight of 500 kg, was also been produced indigenously. A 200 km range Mushak-200 (also possibly referred to asZelzal) was reported to be in development, presumably with Chinese assistance. These missiles were apparently based on the 150 km range CSS-8 missile (a surface-to-surface derivative of the SA-2 surface-to-air missile) obtained from China.

The Fateh-110 (Victorious-110; also known as the NP-110) is a solid propellant surface to surface missile, with a reported range of about 170 kilometers. The program to develop this missile, which had a reported diameter of about 0.45 meters, apparently began around 1997.

Iran successfully tested its first solid-fueled surface-to-surface missile, state-run Tehran radio reported 31 May 2001. The guided Fateh-110 missile was developed at the government-owned Aerospace Industries, the radio said, adding "Fateh-110, a super-modern surface-to-surface missile, functions with combined solid-fuel, is able to cause great damage and finds targets with accuracy. The missile is classified among Iran's most efficient missiles." The broadcast did not give the missile's range, say when the test took place or provide any further details.

On 6 September 2002 Iran successfully test fired the Fateh-110 A ballistic missile. State-run Tehran television said the Fateh-110 A missile was "one the most accurate surface-to-surface missiles manufactured in the world." No details were given on when or where in Iran the test was conducted nor was the missile's range revealed.

Some reports claimed that the Fateh-110 A missile might have been based on the Chinese DF-11A missile, which had a range of 186 to 248 miles and was capable of carrying nuclear warheads.

Khalij Fars ("Persian Gulf") Fateh-110 Mod 3 Anti-Ship Ballistic Missile

The Iranian Fateh-110 Mod 3 has a new “active seeker,” helping the missile locate ships at sea. Janes reports that the Khalij Fars ASBM is a version of the Fateh-110 solid-fuel tactical ballistic missile fitted with an infrared seeker. Successful tests were announced in February 2011 and July 2013, and a US Department of Defense (DoD) report to Congress in 2014 said the system was being delivered to operational units.

Defense Update reported "The missile apparently uses mid-course inertial guidance (INS) and an electro-optical homing seeker to achieve terminal attack precision. Previous versions of the Fateh 110 (also designated M-600 in Syrian use) used a tipped nose, while the current model has a rounded nose presumably housing the guidance kit. As the new version demonstrated in this test, the accuracy of the new missile is far better than the 0.3% of the range, attributed for the earlier model of Fateh 110..."

On 08 February 2011 Iran demonstrated a new type of short-range ballistic missile (SRBM) based on the Fatah 110 platform, capable of hitting targets at a range of up to 250-300 km with high precision. During an operational demonstration the missile was fired at a target vessel floating in the Persian Gulf, scoring a direct hit. Accordingly, the new missile was named ‘Persian Gulf (Khalij Fars).

Iran test-fired a pair of ballistic missiles 08 March 2017. One of Iran’s ballistic missile tests were successful, destroying a floating barge approximately 155 miles away, two U.S. officials with knowledge of the launch told Fox News. The launches of the Fateh-110 short-range ballistic missiles were the first tests of the missile in two years. Iran launched its two short-range ballistic missiles from an IRGC base in Bandar-e-Jask, in southeastern Iran. The first missile was fired on 05 March 2017, but missed its target, though it landed “in the vicinity”. A day later, Iran made another attempt and was successful.

According to MODAFL and Iranian media sources, in a ceremony attended by Iranian Minister of Defense IRGC Brigadier General Dehgan, the IRGC-ASF has accepted mass delivery of Ghadr-H MRBMs and Qiam SRBMs (claimed capable of MRV payloads), as well as Fateh-110-D SRBMs and Khalij Fars ASBMs.



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