Iranian ballistic missile
Iranian ballistic missileWANA (West Asia News Agency) via REUTERS

Iran's Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) on Sunday unveiled a new domestically-developed hypersonic ballistic missile, the Xinhua news agency reported, citing Iran’s semi-official Tasnim news agency.

The missile, dubbed Fattah-2 (Conqueror-2), was unveiled during a visit by Iran's Supreme Leader, Ali Khamenei, to an exhibition of the achievements of the IRGC's Aerospace Force in the Iranian capital Tehran, the report said.

The Iranian reports claimed that Fattah-2 is equipped with a hypersonic glide vehicle (HGV) warhead that can maneuver and glide at hypersonic speed.

Iran often boasts of its military accomplishments, though it is not always possible to determine with certainty that it is telling the truth about those accomplishments.

In 2017, the Islamic Republic claimed to have unveiled a domestically manufactured tank which “has the capability to fire missiles and precisely guide them."

Previously, Iran's Revolutionary Guard claimed it had successfully tested a Hormuz 2-type ballistic missile.

In September, the deputy commander of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards claimed that Tehran is producing a new generation of hypersonic missiles.

Weeks later, the spokesman for Iran’s Defense Ministry claimed Iran has missiles that can hit Israel.