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Fri Feb 8, 2019, 08:30 PM

Iran Revolutionary Guards Unveil 'New Ballistic Missile'



AFP February 7, 2019

Tehran (AFP) - Iran's Revolutionary Guards on Thursday unveiled a new ballistic missile with a range of 1,000 kilometres, their official news agency Sepah News reported.

The move was the latest show of military might by the country as it celebrates the 40th anniversary of the Islamic Revolution at a time of heightened tensions with the United States.

The surface-to-surface missile -- called Dezful -- is an upgrade on the older Zolfaghar model that had a range of 700 kilometres (435 miles), aerospace commander Brigadier General Amirali Hajizadeh said.

The new weapon was revealed after Iran on Saturday said it had successfully tested a new cruise missile named Hoveizeh with a range of 1,350 kilometre.

The unveiling ceremony Thursday was carried out by Revolutionary Commander Major General Mohammad Ali Jafari and Hajizadeh at an "underground ballistic missile production facility", the report said.

The facility's location was not specified and pictures published by Sepah News showed only the two commanders in a room examining the missile.

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RCW2014 Feb 8 OP
Da Mannn Feb 8 #1
RCW2014 Feb 8 #2
quad489 Feb 8 #3
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Response to RCW2014 (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2019, 09:28 PM

1. Is it real, or psyops?

All I see is a nice shiny casing. I like the picture in the back. Its like "Uncle Abu say's, 'It's Jihad-rific!"

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Response to Da Mannn (Reply #1)

Fri Feb 8, 2019, 09:40 PM

2. One of the problems the "west" have with Iranian weaponry is they do most

everything "in-house" so it is really hard to tell.

What is accepted by most is that they have produced a massive amount of missiles with the.intent of overwhelming any missile defense systems should they be attacked and required to defend their country.

Do not think for one second that Iran is another Iraq.

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Response to Da Mannn (Reply #1)

Fri Feb 8, 2019, 09:50 PM

3. It's probably as ''real'' as that drone they flaunted a few years ago.......

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Response to quad489 (Reply #3)

Fri Feb 8, 2019, 11:16 PM

5. Iran - U.S. RQ-170 incident

Iran–U.S. RQ-170 incident

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iran–U.S._RQ-170_incident

On 5 December 2011, an American Lockheed Martin RQ-170 Sentinel unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) was captured by Iranian forces near the city of Kashmar in northeastern Iran. The Iranian government announced that the UAV was brought down by its cyberwarfare unit which commandeered the aircraft and safely landed it, after initial reports from Western news sources disputedly claimed that it had been "shot down". The United States government initially denied the claims but later President Obama acknowledged that the downed aircraft was a US drone and requested that Iran return it.

Capture of the drone

The government of Iran announced that the aircraft was brought down by its cyber warfare unit stationed near Kashmar and "brought down with minimum damage" They said the aircraft was detected in Iranian airspace 225 kilometers (140 mi) from the border with Afghanistan.

The government of the United States initially claimed that its forces in Afghanistan had lost control of a UAV on 4 December 2011 and that there was a possibility that this is the vehicle that crashed near Kashmar. According to unnamed U.S. officials, a U.S. UAV operated by the Central Intelligence Agency was flying on the Afghan side of the Afghanistan–Iran border when its operators lost control of the vehicle. There have been reports that "foreign officials and American experts who have been briefed on the effort" state that the crashed UAV was taking part in routine surveillance of Iranian nuclear facilities inside Iranian airspace.

The drone appeared to be largely intact, except for possible minor visible damage on its left wing. Dan Goure, an analyst at the Lexington Institute, stated the largely intact airframe ruled out the possibility of an engine or navigational malfunction: "Either this was a cyber/electronic warfare attack system that brought the system down or it was a glitch in the command-and-control system." At least one US source admitted that Iran could have interrupted the data-link and brought it to a soft landing. Some US officials stated the drone broke into three pieces during impact. They claimed that it was reassembled for display purposes and was painted by Iran to hide the damage.

The U.S. Department of Defense released a statement acknowledging that it had lost control of a UAV during the previous week, claiming that it was "flying a mission over western Afghanistan" when control was lost. The statement did not specify the model of the aircraft. The U.S. government also stated that it was still investigating the cause of the loss.

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Response to RCW2014 (Reply #5)

Sat Feb 9, 2019, 08:22 AM

6. Thanks, Capt Obvious.....

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Response to quad489 (Reply #6)

Sat Feb 9, 2019, 12:24 PM

7. It is obvious for anyone who pays attentions to this stuff, indeed. eom

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Response to RCW2014 (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2019, 10:56 PM

4. If it works it is named "the obozo" after its creator

 

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