Iran is now able to manufacture
carbon filament motor cases for solid-fuel missile. The new Raad-500 missile
and a solid-fuel motor called Salman TVC were recently presented in a
The Raad-500 is the successor to the Fateh-110 and its variants and has
a 10 cm wider carbon filament case.
The Salman TVC motor is of greater interest. According to my analysis,
the diameter is 1.30 m. The aluminum casing would be 2.00 m long and the swiveling
composite nozzle would be around 1.00 m long.
My analysis is based on comparative
measurements in images taken from the video. In this context, the Raad-500
with the determined diameter of 0.716 m and the trestle of 0.60 m height
were the basis.
The Salman TVC motor is suitable
to operate as the third stage for a
Sejil-2 LRBM. The launch
of an as yet unknown
Zoljanah SLV, which is certainly based on the Sejil, has been announced
for mid-2020 with the Nahid-1 # 2 satellite. Zoljanah SLV will replace
the retired Safir-1 SLV.