Iran's Missiles: Military Strategy

(U.S. Institute of Peace) Brig.-Gen. (ret.) Assaf Orion - Ballistic missiles are an aspect of Iran's indirect warfare strategy. Iran fires over another country's protective forces and strikes directly at the rear. When a country like Iran lacks an air force and needs range, it needs ballistic missiles. An Iranian missile with a medium range of 2,000 km. (or 1,242 miles) could strike Israel and any of the Gulf states. Hizbullah has hundreds of rockets that can be fired several hundred kilometers. Hizbullah has modified its longer-range rockets to convert them into precision missiles. Kits add a section to the rocket that includes a navigational unit and rotating fins that corrects a weapon's course and allows it to maneuver. The writer is a senior research fellow at Israel's Institute for National Security Studies.

2021-02-18 00:00:00

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