Iran has developed locally new BM-120 surface-to-surface ballistic missile

Iran has developed locally new BM-120 surface-to-surface ballistic missile

The Iranian defense industry has developed the BM-120, a new mobile surface-to-surface ballistic missile, according to information published on the export military catalog of the Defense Industry of Iran.

The BM-120 was unveiled in December 2021, by the Iranian Ministry of Defense and Armed Forces Logistics. Two Iran has developed locally new BM 120 surface to surface ballistic missile 925 001videos were released on the Internet showing two new precision-guided rocket artillery systems.

The BM-120 is based on a 6×6 truck chassis with two rows of three container rectangular launcher units, each able to fire one missile. According to Iranian military sources, the surface-to-surface missile could a small version of the Fateh-variant Iranian-made short-range ballistic missile. In firing position, the missile containers are elevated at 45° at the rear of the truck and all the firing operations can be performed from inside the truck cab.

Citing Iranian sources, the BM-120 missile is fitted with high-explosive fragmentation (HE-FRAG), penetration, or cluster warheads weighing 150 kg. It is guided by an inertial navigation system (INS) aided by a satellite navigation system allowing very high Probable Circular Error (CEP) of less than 30m.

According to technical features publish on the Iranian weapons export catalog, the BM-120 missile is able to reach targets with a range from 30 to 120 km. The six missiles can be launched at the same time but on different targets.

The BM-120 missile has a diameter of 368 mm and a length of 5,175 m. It has a total weight of 787 kg and can fly at a maximum speed of Mach 4.

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