The Fateh-110 is a Short-Range Ballistic Missile (SRBM) developed and produced by Iranian-state-owned Aerospace Industries Organization. It is a road-mobile, solid-propellant ballistic missile. The latest variant of Fateh-110 has a striking range of 300 kilometers and can carry a conventional warhead of 650 kilograms.
This missile is widely used by Iran in different attacks on US and Israeli installations in Iraq. As per CSIS Missile Threat Database, Fateh-110 SRBM has a length of 8.86 meters and a launch weight of 3,450 kilograms. The United States claimed that this missile can be armed with a chemical warhead.
Currently, Iranian military have different variants of Fateh-110 missiles including Anti-Ship Missiles. Talking about it’s accuracy, different sources claims that a Fateh will land on average within either 100 or 250 meters of its designated target.
Development of Fateh-110 Short Range Ballistic Missile:
Iranian engineers began building the first Fateh missile in 1995, by upgrading a 610-millimeter long-range rocket called the Zelzal-2. The Fateh-110’s maiden test flight took undertaken in May 2001, followed by a second in September 2002. In February 2003, a third test was conducted. During the second “Noble Prophet” military exercise in November 2006, a fourth test was successfully conducted. In 2007, the Iranian military conducted two more tests of this missile system.
Iran also developed several variants of the Fateh-110 missile including anti-ship and anti-radiation variants to target enemy ships and radar sites respectively. Talking about it’s accuracy, different sources claims that a Fateh will land on average within either 100 or 250 meters of its designated target. This missile system is highly mobile and can be easily transportable from one place to another.
- Length: 8.86 m
- Diameter: 0.61 m
- Propulsion: Single-stage solid propellant
- Launch Weight: 3,450 kg
Syed Ali Abbas is a Research Assistant at the Center for International Strategic Studies Islamabad and President of Global Defense Insight. He tweets @smalinaqvi05.