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posted on Aug, 4 2012 @ 05:25 AM
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hi all just spotted this on twitter dont know if its credible.
il do a bit more digging.
your thoughts?





Iran has test fired a missile with a range of 203 miles, according to a state news agency.


Defence minister Ahmad Vahidi is quoted as saying the test of the fourth-generation Fateh 110 missile was "successful".

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from reuters dubai
Iran test fires short-range missile with new guidance system

DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran has successfully test fired a new short-range missile equipped with a guidance system it plans to install on all future missiles it builds, Defense Minister Ahmad Vahidi said on Saturday. ...

"With the fourth-generation of the Fateh 110, the armed forces of our country are able to target and destroy land and sea targets, enemy headquarters ... missile seats, ammunition sites, radars and other points," Vahidi said in quotes carried by Islamic Republic News Agency.

The Fateh 110 has a range of around 300 km (180 miles), IRNA reported, meaning it would only be able to strike Iran's immediate neighbors.

The announcement follows mounting tension over Iran's nuclear facilities, which the Islamic Republic says are geared solely towards electricity production, but which Western countries believe are aimed at developing an atomic bomb.

"Using new guidance methods, target-striking systems were installed on the missiles and during the flight test... its ability to hit the target without deviation was proven," Vahidi said according to IRNA.

"In future programs all future missiles built by the Defense Ministry will be equipped with this capability," he added.

Iranian officials have threatened in the past to close the Strait of Hormuz, the neck of the Gulf through which 40 percent of the world's sea-borne oil exports pass, in retaliation for sanctions levied against its crude exports, or military action.

Such a move would risk a military response from the United States, which has built up its military presence in the Gulf.

Vahidi also said the missile was intended as a defensive weapon. "These capabilities are defensive and would only be used against aggressors and those who threaten the country's interests and territorial integrity," he said.

(Reporting By Yeganeh Torbati; Writing by Angus McDowall; Editing by Jon Hemming)

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posted on Aug, 4 2012 @ 03:57 PM
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no I do not think that it is a risk of any conflict. Iran always shows it's teeth sometimes a year to show that it is ready and to prevent conflicts not to start it. and moreover USA is not inclined to involve in an unpredictable war that will have no winner.



posted on Aug, 4 2012 @ 04:43 PM
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But is it as bad-ass as the flying boats Iran has? Thats the question.



posted on Aug, 4 2012 @ 05:17 PM
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im not saying its going to cause any trouble btw just saw it and posted it.
infact i was going to post it in weaponry thinking about it now maybe i should of done that
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posted on Aug, 4 2012 @ 05:58 PM
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Originally posted by jerseychannelislands
hi all just spotted this on twitter dont know if its credible.
il do a bit more digging.
your thoughts?


The Fateh 110 has a range of around 300 km (180 miles), IRNA reported, meaning it would only be able to strike Iran's immediate neighbors.


If you check into it almost all of Irans missle capability is desinged for ship launch. There are other ways to attack your enemies than ICBM's.
And the ships that they use are not military looking
edit on 4-8-2012 by Diisenchanted because: If you check into it almost all of Irans missle capability is desinged for ship launch. There are other ways to attack your enemies than ICBM's. Edit cuz i forgot to add comment.





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