A senior Iranian commander said Sunday the Islamic Republic’s missile power stands above the global level, days after he announced Tehran had developed a homegrown hypersonic ballistic missile.
Amir-Ali Hajizadeh, the commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps’ Aerospace Division, said the hypersonic missile was capable of penetrating sophisticated aerial defense shields.
“The news of the advanced hypersonic ballistic missile, which was broken recently ... and is able to maneuver outside the atmosphere is nothing new, but was announced recently,” Hajizadeh said Sunday.
“A generational leap has taken place in this achievement, and the enemy will not be able to counter this missile for decades,” the brigadier general added.
He also said Iran stands on par with global powers in drone technology as its achievements in that field have challenged the world’s powerful armies.
“There are many other [military] achievements, which will be unveiled in due time. For example, the ability to hit enemy [targets] at a distance of 1,500 kilometers,” the IRGC general said.