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Type Strategic MRBM
Service history
Used by Iran
Production history
Manufacturer Iran
Warhead One

Engine First stage liquid,
Second stage solid
1,800–2,000 km[1]
Ghadr ballistic missiles (8 March 2016)

The Ghadr-110 (Persian: قدر-110, meaning "intensity") is a medium-range ballistic missile designed and developed by Iran. The missile has a range of 1,800 km[2] to 2,000 km.[1] The Iranian Armed Forces first displayed the missile to the public at an annual military parade to mark the Iran-Iraq war.

The Ghadr-110 is an improved version of the Shahab-3A, also known as the Ghadr-101. It is believed to have a liquid-fuel first stage and a solid-fuel second stage, which allows it to have a range of 1,500 km (930 mi).[1]

The Ghadr-110 has a higher maneuverability and a shorter set-up time than the Shahab-3; its set-up time is 30 minutes while the older Shahab-3 has a set-up time of several hours. The missile has been manufactured entirely in Iran at the top-secret Hemmat Missile Industries Complex.[3]

On November 21, 2015 and January 29th, 2017, Iran reportedly carried out a test of the Ghadr 110,As Americans urged these tests as violation of UN Security Council resolutions.[4] Russia's ambassador to the UN disputed this interpretation by addressing "call upon" term of resoulution - stating that: "a call is different from a ban, so legally you cannot violate a call, you can comply with a call or you can ignore the call, but you cannot violate a call".[5]also Iran's foreign minister, Javad Zarif, responded by saying that since Iran does not possess nuclear weapons nor does it ever intends in having one, it does not design its missiles to be capable of carrying something it does not have.[6]

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