The Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) has upgraded the Fajr-5 rocket with a thermobaric warhead, which uses oxygen from the surrounding air to create a high-temperature explosion. This new warhead increases the rocket’s destructive power by 1.5 times that of TNT, while its lower sensitivity makes it a safer option than conventional warheads. The Fajr-5 rocket gained notoriety during the 55-day war in 2012, where it was delivered to Palestinian resistance groups and reportedly defeated the Israeli Iron Dome air defense system. The new warhead makes the Fajr-5 rocket a suitable weapon for fighting terrorists in mountainous areas. Fajr-5 is the most advanced and longest-range version of the Fajr ground-to-ground rockets.
IRGC Tests Homegrown Rocket with Thermobaric Warhead.