Today the Iranian regime unveiled a missile saying it is “hypersonic” and capable of penetrating the “Iron Dome” system.
Immediately at this point I would advise all frightened Israelis to stop worrying, and here is why:
The missile you can see in the pictures doesn’t have any visible characteristic that allows one way or another to classify it as a “hypersonic” missile. It looks like an ordinary ballistic missile which, like many other ballistic missiles, is of course capable of a very high speed when penetrating the atmosphere.
But it does not look like a rocket with any special maneuverability and the ability to move much faster than the speed of sound. In other words, most likely we are talking about a fairly standard missile, which our systems “Arrow-2”, “Arrow-3” or “David’s sling” (aka “Magic Wand”) would be completely capable of dealing with.
As for the aforementioned “Iron Dome,” this missile defense system was not originally designed to intercept ballistic missiles.
Certainly, our intelligence service and everyone else who, according to their duty, monitors Iranian military achievements, should carefully study any information, even if it is so questionable.
But the average citizen, I suppose, shouldn’t worry. It looks like the hypocritical Iranian regime is again trying to scare trusting observers around the world with another “new” weapon development, most likely invented by their PR agents and intended for public display in the regime-friendly media, scaring the trusting world public.
Another factor allowing us to doubt the achievements of the Iranian rocket-makers is the fact that even the United States does not yet have such missiles with hypersonic capabilities.
Could it be that the Iranians have outpaced the Americans in their military developments? Did the Chinese (who claim to have built such a missile) manage to do that? Hardly!
More likely, it is nothing more than a propaganda stunt, and that is how we should treat it. Good news for us.