Iranian Revolutionary Guards announced a new ballistic missile launcher that operates within an underground automatic system.
According to the Iranian “Tasnim” agency, the Air Force of the Iranian Revolutionary Plow has developed “an automatic system capable of launching several long-range ballistic missiles at the same time”.
According to the “Drive” website, recent videos showed an underground Iranian ballistic missile facility, in which groups of ready-to-launch missiles are being moved around huge tunnels using an automated rail-like system.
According to what has been published, the vertical “warehouses” contain a group of missiles ready for rapid and successive launching from the underground “cave bunker”.
According to the semi-official Iranian Military Achievement Agency YouTube channel, “Vehicles carrying long-range ballistic missiles can continue to fire from this platform”.
The amount and continuity of the missile launch will increase dramatically in a safe atmosphere, that is, inside a protected underground cave.
The new platform is broadly in line with Iran’s recently announced “missile farms”, where short-range ballistic missiles are hidden in buried launchers to help reduce their exposure to preventive strikes.
In the case of the railway missile depot, analysts have identified the weapons used there, which are “Emad” liquid fuel missiles and medium-range ballistic missiles, derived from the “Shahab 3” missile.
It is noteworthy that the “Emad” missile has a range of about 1,000 miles (1600 km), and is capable of carrying a nuclear warhead.
A detailed report, issued by the US State Department earlier this year, published details regarding the Iranian missile program, which does not stop at its borders only, but extends to its supporters from the Houthis in Yemen and Hezbollah in Lebanon.
The report pointed out that Iran possesses the largest and most diverse missile force in the Middle East, with more than 10 types of ballistic missiles in service or under development.