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Subject: Shahab-3, Shahab-6, Qader (missile), Qiam 1, Saegheh
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Type Strategic ICBM
Service history
In service Under Development
Used by Iran
Production history
Manufacturer Iran
Warhead unknown

Engine Solid[2]

The Shahab-4 (Persian: شهاب-۴, meaning "Meteor-4") aka IRIS is a liquid propelled missile. It is an alleged platform[1] for carrying Iran's first satellites into orbit.[2]

The IRIS/Shahab-4 project may have resulted from the current Safir Iranian space rocket.[3]


Shahab is the name of a class of Iranian missiles which began service in 1988 and comes in six variants: Shahab-1, Shahab-2, Shahab-3, Shahab-4, Shahab-5, and Shahab-6.

See also


  1. ^ Iran to Launch 2 More Research Rockets Before Placing Satellite into Orbit This Summer
  2. ^ NIC Statements - The Iranian Ballistic Missile and WMD Threat to the United States Through 2015
  3. ^ Iran Launches Rocket, Unveils Space Center
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