Compared to its predecessor, the Shahab-2 is said to have received improved inertia control . The missile was developed in North Korea , using the Soviet R-17M as its base . Known as Hwasong-6 in North Korea , it has been exported to a variety of countries. From 1990, facilities for the assembly and manufacture of the missile are said to have been built in Iran, and around 60 pieces are said to have been delivered directly from North Korea. The US estimates that Iran has a total of at least 200 copies ready for use.
US analyzes assume around 50 missiles of this type in the Iranian arsenal in 2018.
|height||11.37 - 12.29 m|
|Takeoff mass||6370 - 6500 kg|
|fuel||Tonka-250 (50% triethylamine , 50% xylidine / T-1)|
|Oxidizer||AK-20P (27% N 2 O 4 , 73% ENT 3 )|
|Warhead||750 - 989 kg|