posted on Mar, 31 2006 @ 11:34 AM
It is certainly the just-tested iranian missile that is suposed to do all that.
From what I could understand from iranian sources is that it's not a new missile afterall, the term "new missile" is referred to a new warhead
which could be attached to any missile systems in Iranian arsenal. I do not know how a new warhead could evade radar. someone could clarify me on
the video clip, Iranian TV showed while reporting on this new missile, was simply the launching of an Iranian shahab 3 missile, nothing new. but at
the very end of the clip, multiple warheads
(5,6) could be seen as hitting the ground.
shahab 3 was launched from coast, and it was heading towards sea, so I do not know how her multiple warheads could have hit the mountain, as seen at
the end of the clip.
The technology is supposed to be completely new, without copying any other missile systems, but the only thing special about this weapon is, I guess,
its capability to carry multiple warheads.
Television had said the type of missile tested was called Fajr-3 but Salami, the missile command of the air force of the Revolutionary Guards, did not
name the new weapon or give the missile's range, saying it depended on the warhead weight. He said it was a defensive weapon.
It's probably a long range missile, designed to evade israeili ARROW II anti-missile system.
Accompanying the report of the test, state television showed footage of a single missile being launched from land. The television report also
described it as a "long-range missile."
According to globalsecurity.org, Farjr 3 is a 240 mm artillery rocket with a 25 mile range. iranians have a bit of reputation for calling different
weapons systems same. eg. Iranian locally made tank is called "Zulfaghar" but is also used to name a locally made missile boat. or the term "raad"
is used to name both a trainer jet and a ATGM.
one more thing to add to my post is that Salami was quoted as saying that new sophisticated weapon systemS will be tested in the coming days during
the military manouvre
Iran has been working on another missile, called the Kosar, that would be undetectable by radar and designed to sink ships in the Gulf
KEEP IT REAL
[edit on 31-3-2006 by proprog]