The head of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard’s aerospace wing and missile program said Iran is in possession of a 10-ton bomb comparable in scale to the United States’ "Mother of All Bombs".
“Following a proposal by the Aerospace Force of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC), Iran’s Defense Industries Organization manufactured a 10-ton bomb,” General Amir Ali Hajizadeh told FARS news agency in an interview Friday. “These bombs are at our disposal and can be launched from Ilyushin aircraft and they are highly destructive”.
Hajizadeh referred to the missile as the “father of all bombs,” comparing it to the US produced GBU-43 Massive Ordnance Air Blast bomb, or MOAB, which contains 11 tons of explosives.
Hajizadeh said that the Iranian equivalent would allow his country to challenge the US-led coalition fighting in Iraq and Syria.
“The Americans, among others, have come to Iraq and Syria to disintegrate them, but what eventually happened was Iran’s will,” he said, in an apparent reference to gains made by the Iranian-backed Syrian government and various Shiite militia groups active in the two countries. “I see no army in the world to be on a par with the IRGC”.