Shahab-1

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Shahab-1
Type Tactical SRBM
Service history
In service ~1987–present
Production history
Manufacturer Iran
Specifications
Weight 5,860 kg
Length 10.94 m
Diameter 0.885 m
Warhead 1,000 kg

Operational
range
350km[1]
Guidance
system
Inertial
Accuracy approximately 450m circular error probability (CEP)

The Shahab-1 (Persian: Ŝahāb 1, meaning "Meteor-1") was the foundation of the long-range Iranian missile program.[2] During the Iran–Iraq War, Iran purchased Scud-B missiles from Libya, Syria and North Korea (Hwasong-5). It is a nearly identical copy of Hwasong-5 (Scud-B).[3]

Iran began making the Shahab-1 sometime between 1987 and 1994.[2]

Iran employed Shahab 1s extensively during the 1990s and early 2000s against Mujahidin-e Khalq Organization (MKO) camps in Iraq.[4]

Shahab-1 engine at a 2012 military exhibition in Tehran

Variants[edit]

Shahab is the name of a class of Iranian missiles, service time of c. 1987–present, which comes in six variants: Shahab-1, Shahab-2, Shahab-3, Shahab-4, Shahab-5, Shahab-6.

Operators[edit]

 Iran

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