Iran’s arms industry is preparing the first batch of Fateh-110 and Zulfiqar missiles capable of hitting targets at a distance of 300 and 700 km, respectively.
Tehran sent officials to Russia on Sept. 18 to finalize terms for additional arms shipments, including two types of Iranian surface-to-surface missiles, US officials said.
An intelligence assessment shared in recent days with Ukrainian and US officials claims that Iran’s arms industry is preparing the first batch of Fateh-110 and Zolfaghar missiles, two well-known short-range Iranian ballistic missiles capable of hitting targets at distances of 300 and 70 kilometers.
If this is carried out, this will be the first delivery of such missiles to Russia since the beginning of the war.
In August, the same officials identified two types of Iranian Mohajer-6 and Shahed-136 drones that Tehran began supplying to Russia for use in Ukraine.
Officials briefed on the planned missile shipments said Iran is also preparing new deliveries of unmanned aerial vehicles for Russia, including “dozens” of additional Mohajer-6s and more Shahed-136s.
Iranian tech consultants have visited Russian-controlled territories in recent weeks to provide instructions on how to operate the drones, officials said.
Earlier, Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Nasser Kanani repeated persistent denials of any involvement in the supply of drones to Russia.
Recall that British intelligence reported that the Russian defense industry probably cannot produce modern ammunition at the rate they are spent.