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16:42 - 2011-05-22

IRGC Armed with New Ballistic Missiles

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IRGC Armed with New Ballistic Missiles
Iran's Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) was quipped with a new generation of high-precision ballistic missiles on Sunday
Defense Ministry supplies IRGC Aerospace Force with new high-precision ballistic missiles called 'Qiyam (Rise) 1'
Qiyam 1 ballistic missiles are 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
Vahidi said at the ceremony that mass-production of Qiyam 1 missiles indicates Tehran's self-sufficiency in producing different types of missiles
Vahidi said that Qiyam 1 is Iran's first finless missile
Having no fin makes it easy for Qiyam 1 missiles to escape Radar detection
The special design of the missile makes its detection much difficult for radar and air defense systems
Omission of the fins from the design has increased the velocity of the missile and shortened the launch time, the Defense Minister said
Vahidi explained that the newly produced ballistic missiles are the product of hard work and extensive research by Iranian experts
Iran has made giant progress in missile-production technology during the last decade
In a recent case, Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps Major General Mohammad Ali Jafari announced in February that the IRGC has started mass-production of a recently-developed smart anti-ship ballistic missile
Qiyam 1 ballistic missiles
Qiyam 1 high-precision ballistic missiles