The Iranian Defense Ministry started supplying large numbers of 'Qiyam [Resurrection] 1' high-precision ballistic missiles to the Aerospace Force of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps [IRGC/ASF] on Sunday.
The new missiles were supplied to the IRGC in a ceremony attended by Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Ahmad Vahidi and Commander of the IRGC Aerospace Force Brigadier General Amir Ali Hajizadeh.
Addressing the ceremony, Vahidi said that mass-production of Qiyam 1 missiles indicates Tehran's self-sufficiency in producing different types of missiles.
Referring to the detailed features and specifications of the newly mass-produced ballistic missile, Vahidi said that Qiyam 1 is the country's first finless missile.
The minister added that the very special design of the missile makes its detection by radars and air defense systems difficult. He said that omission of the fins from the design has increased the velocity of the missile and shortened the launch time.
Vahidi explained that the newly produced ballistic missiles are the product of hard work and extensive research by Iranian experts, adding that they will be delivered to the Iranian Armed Forces in an official ceremony in the near future.
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Qiyam-1 surface-to-surface missile (SSM) atop production stands
Qiyam-1 deployed on a Transporter Erector Launcher (TEL)
Test-firing in the field of a Qiyam-1 SSM
Photos: Vahid Reza Alaei at Fars News Agency
More pics here: http://english.farsnews.net/imgrep.php?nn=83010005
There is a very interesting IISS report from 2010 about this missile : http://www.iiss.org/whats-new/iiss-experts-commentary/generation-qiam-irans-new-missile/
It would be nice if you (the blog post author) gave your opinion on the developments.
What does these developments mean? Eg How advanced are these developments? Can they deter the US?
It would be nice, just saying.
Stoping AIPAC is the only thing that will deter the US and nothing else..!"
Israel is the beginig and end of all problems for the US and the region.
Iran is only doing what it can and should to stop another Iran/Iraq war now and in the future.
I was talking about from a military perspective. I'd like some comments on the military strategic value of these developments.
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