Report: Iran tests new “long range” air-to-surface missile

Reuters is reporting that Iranian state-run media has announced the test of a new “long-range” missile, this one an anti-ship missile designed to be launched from Iranian aircraft, such as their F-4 Phantoms.

I wonder if this is what President Obama had in mind when he invited Iran to “unclench its fist?”

This missile was said to have a range of 110Km., which is just under 70 miles. This type of range would be similar to that of the US Harpoon anti-ship missile, which was developed in the early 1980s. The actual range varies according to many conditions, such as the altitude of the delivery aircraft.

It is likely that this new weapon is a variant of an anti-ship missile that our Chinese friends have been kind enough to provide to the Iranians…

In from the Cold blog has a good analysis on this…

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  • milad  On 1 MaramWed, 10 Mar 2010 06:58:10 +00002010-03-10T06:58:10+00:0006 2009 at 06:58

    why u say what u don’t know

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