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Wednesday, September 23, 2009

More good news: Iran claims to have two-stage missile with longer range than Shahab-3

Iran claims to have displayed a two-stage homemade Sejjil missile on Tuesday, which it claims has a greater range than the Shahab-3. The Shahab-3 has a range of 2000 kilometers - about 1250 miles.
Sejjil missiles, considered as the third generation of Iran-made long-range missiles, were displayed during the parades at the mausoleum of the Founder of the Islamic Republic, the Late Imam Khomeini, in southern Tehran.

Iran successfully tested second generation of Sejjil missiles and brought it into mass production earlier this year.

The solid-fuel, two-stage Sejjil missile with two engines, is capable of reaching a very high altitude and therefore has a longer range than that of the Shahab 3 model.

The missile has boosted the Islamic republic of Iran's defense capabilities.

Various units of the Islamic Republic Army, Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) and Basij (volunteer) forces attended the military parades to commemorate the start of the Week of Sacred Defense.

During the parades Shahab 1, 2 and 3, and Zelzal missiles were also displayed.

The liquid-fuel Shahab 3 missile has a range of up to 1,250 miles (2000 kilometers) and is capable of carrying a 1,000-760 kilogram warhead.
As you may recall, Israel destroyed Hezbullah's entire supply of Zelzal's and Sejjil's on the ground during the first couple of days of the Second Lebanon War.

Still, if Iran has a missile with a range longer than 2000 kilometers, Europe had better wake up.

Yes, that's Ahmadinejad with Putin at the top.


At 7:04 AM, Blogger What is "Occupation" said...

would an emp take out the electronics of iran's missiles?

At 7:11 AM, Blogger What is "Occupation" said...

would an emp take out the electronics of iran's missiles?

At 8:09 AM, Blogger NormanF said...

Occupation, an Israeli EMP warhead detonated over Iran would fry the country's entire electro-magnetic grid. Everything that is powered by an electrical current would be shorted out. Iran would go back to the 19th Century. Unless they've hardened key systems, it would effectively destroy their economy. And yes, any missiles they have would also be rendered inoperative. Its low risk and would not require risking the lives of Israeli pilots against well defended Iranian nuclear facilities. Obviously the only way to take out Iran's nuclear capability is by destroying the means to sustain it. Its admittedly using a hammer where a flyswatter would do but I don't see any other way to take it out as its spread out over a wide area as opposed to one nuclear installation at Osirak in the 80s.


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