The Iranians have developed an improved model of medium-range rocket Fatah-110. The current model is held by Hezbollah in Lebanon and Israel believes that the advanced model was on its way to the missile units of the organization. The Iranians have not provided many details on this new rocket model, but experts in Israel said yesterday that Iran’s rockets and missile industry make constant efforts to improve the directive mechanism.
According to foreign sources, the attacks carried out by Israel in Syria in recent days were aimed, among other things, at the delivery of this rocket model.
Rockets of the Fatah-110 model remain the primary medium-range rocket power held by Hezbollah. The Rocket warhead weighs half a ton and has a maximum range of 250 km.
With such a range – this rocket threatens Israel all the way to Beer-Sheba area in the Negev. The rocket was developed by the Iranian military industry, and is launched by a launcher similar to that used by the ground to air missile of model S.A.-2.
Fatah-110 warhead is almost double in weight than warheads that armed the Scud missiles fired at Israel during the first Gulf War. These weighed about 300 kg.
The length of the rocket is about 8 meters, diameter of 61 cm and overall weighs about three tons, “This is a very intimidating rocket” said the expert.
According to the expert, the rocket model Fatah-110 is manufactured in two versions. One with “free flight” like that of Zelzal rockets and Katyusha missiles, and a second with guidance allowing it to hit selected targets with high precision.
The expert said that both the Israeli intercepting “Arrow” missile and the American “Patriot Pak-2″ missile are able to intercept this kind of Fatah-110 rocket. Future systems are currently being developed in Israel to deal with the threat of rockets will be able to handle this Iranian rocket.
Israel estimates that Iran’s weapons industry analyzed the results of Hezbollah rocket attacks on Israel during the Second Lebanon War and has improved due to several of its products, including the Open -110 model rocket.
Estimates in Israel are that Iran’s weapons industry analyzed the results of Hezbollah rocket attacks on Israel during the Second Lebanon War and has improved due to some of its products, including the Fatah-110 rocket.