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Iran unveiled upgrades to six weapons on Tuesday, including a more accurate short-range missile and a more powerful naval engine, Iranian media reported, in what seemed to be its latest response to international pressure over its nuclear programme.
The hardware was presented at a ceremony marking Defence Industry Day and attended by President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and Defence Minister Ahmad Vahidi.
"The Fateh-110 has a crude guidance and control system that operates during the missile's ascent" rather than during final descent, said Michael Elleman, senior fellow for missile defence at the International Institute for Strategic Studies.
Iran said earlier this month that it had successfully test-fired the new model and that it was equipped with a more accurate guidance system. "This missile is one of the most precise and advanced land-to-land ballistic missiles using solid fuel," Vahidi was quoted as saying by Fars news agency. "In the last decade it has had a significant role in promoting the Islamic Republic of Iran's defence capabilities."
Originally posted by OmegaLogos
reply to post by buster2010
One the one hand if the guidance systems is so crude then surely the nukes, which require more science and technology, are beyond their capacity! :shk:
Or on the other hand the guidance system is accurate enough to satisfy Irans generals.
Since we are talking about SRBM's, which are probably too small [650kg max] to carry a functional gun type fission weapon with the mass of 1metric ton, Iran ALSO has several MRBM that could easily do that job and one doesn't have to be super accurate using a nuclear weapon/biochem anyway ... anywhere in the ballpark will do!
And I am going to assume that Iran would fire as many missles in retaliation as possible, further increasing the chance of a critical strike and totally annihilating Israel from the face of the planet let alone the map.
Personal Disclosure: I know so for I have posted so ...
[Through the Looking Glass] Samson and Delilah Redux! (by OmegaLogos posted on 11-11-2011 @ 07:12 AM) [ATS]
And so have others ...
The case against a Nuclear Armed Iran. (by Wrabbit2000 posted on 19-8-2012 @ 11:13 AM) [ATS]
This SRBM may be the perfect retaliatory weapon to strike the ISS down ... if of course Russia doesn't step in to help Iran when it needs it.
edit on 21-8-2012 by OmegaLogos because: Edited to add text for clarity.edit on 21-8-2012 by OmegaLogos because: Edited to fix spelling.