The Shahab-3 is a medium-range ballistic missile (MRBM) developed by Iran based on the North Korean NoDong 1 missile. The Shahab-3 was first seen in public on September 25, 1998, in Azadi Square, Tehran in a parade held to commemorate the Iranian Sacred Defence Week. Iran has conducted at least six test flights of the Shahab 3. On November 9, 2004, the Iranian Minister of Defense said Iran could mass-produce the missile.

Class Missile
Type Surface to Surface
Manufacturer The Shahid Hemmat Industrial Group
Origin Iran (Persia)
Country Name Origin Year
Iran (Persia) 1998
Country Name Operational Year Retirement Year
Iran (Persia) 1998 View
ManufacturerName Production From Production To Quantity
The Shahid Hemmat Industrial Group 1993 View
General Information
Developed by Iran
Deployed by Iran
Development Year 1993
Deployment Year 1998
Platform MAZ 543 TEL, German Mercedes Benz and Japanese tractor trailer combinations
Contractor Shahid Hemmat Industrial Group, Teheran

Dimensions and Performance
Length 16.0m
Body Diameter 1.32m
Launch Weight 16,000kg
Range 400-1,300km
Accuracy 2,500m CEP

Propulsion Single-stage liquid
Payload Single warhead 1,200kg
Warhead 800kg chemical, HE or submunitions
Guidance Inertial

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