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18:09 - 2011-06-28

IRGC Tests Home-Made, Hi-Tech Missiles in Massive Drills

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IRGC's Payambar-e Azam missiles drills
Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) test-firing different types of newly-developed missiles
IRGC Aerospace Force test-firing different types of missiles
In the first day of the exercises Iran unveiled underground missile silos and fired Fateh-110 missile.
A range of home-made missiles are test-fired during the drills
IRGC demonstrating its missile power during 'Payambar-e Azam 6' exercises
During the first stage of the exercises, codenamed Payambar-e Azam (The Great Messenger) 6, the IRGC tested Fateh-110 missiles
IRGC forces testing Zelzal missiles
The Fateh-110 is a short-range, road-mobile, solid-propellant, high-precision ballistic missile with advanced navigation and control systems
Iran tested Shahab class missiles, including 2 mid-range Shahab-1, 2 mid-range Shahab-2 and a long-range Shahab-3
On Tuesday and in the second phase of the drills, the IRGC fired simultaneously 9 ground-to-ground Zelzal missiles and 5 Shahab class missiles
The liquid-fuel Shahab class missiles include a wide range of missiles, including the well-known Shahab-3 which has a range of up to 1,250 miles (2000 kilometers)
Shehab-3 is capable of carrying a 1,000-760 kilogram warhead
The optimized Shahab-3 is more precise than the previous models and Iran has promoted its Navigation Systems.
The first stage of the drills started in the presence of the IRGC Aerospace Force Commander Brigadier General Amir Ali Hajizadeh and IRGC Lieutenant Commander Brigadier General Hossein Salami on Monday
IRGC staging massive missile exercises, codenamed Payambar-e Azam (The Great Messenger) 6
On the second day of the drills, Iran launched 14 surface-to-surface missiles, including Zelzal (Earthquake), Shahab-1, Shahab-2 and Shahab-3
Iran's missiles have a range of up to 2,000 kilometers
IRGC Aerospace Force Brigadier General Amir Ali Hajizadeh said when determining the range of missiles, Iran basically has US and Israeli targets in mind
IRGC test-firing different types of newly-developed missiles in massive exercises on Monday and Tuesday
The Fateh-110 is a short-range, road-mobile, solid-propellant, high-precision ballistic missile with advanced navigation and control systems
On Tuesday and in the second phase of the drills, the IRGC fired simultaneously 9 ground-to-ground Zelzal missiles and 5 Shahab class missiles
Iran tested Shahab class missiles, including 2 mid-range Shahab-1, 2 mid-range Shahab-2 and a long-range Shahab-3
The liquid-fuel Shahab class missiles include a wide range of missiles, including the well-known Shahab-3 which has a range of up to 1,250 miles (2000 kilometers)