Monday, September 28, 2009

Great Prophet IV Wargames, Stage 2 & 3 - Updated

Iran's IRGC Air Force successfully conducted its second and third rounds of ballistic missile tests, during the Great Prophet IV wargames.

Monday morning, the IRGC successfully tested an optimized version of the Shahab-3 MRBM, with an improved navigation system and greater accuracy. Range of the Shahab-3 is claimed at up to 1,200 miles (2,000 kilometers). Fars News Agency reported that Iran has equipped its Shahab class missiles with new warheads, capable of destroying multiple targets simultaneously.

There are media reports that Iran also fired a solid-fueled Sejil MRBM. (Note: above photos distributed by Iranian state media are actually file pics from a previous launch date.)

There were test firings reported Sunday night for the Shahab-1 and Shahab-2 MRBMs, with ranges of 185 miles (300 kilometers) and 435 miles (700 kilometers) respectively. (Note: right-side photo distributed by Iranian state media is actually a file pic from a previous launch date. Not sure about the left-side photo.)

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