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Posted: 4/10/2006 8:54:18 AM EDT
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West doubts Iran missile claims

By Alon Ben-David JDW Correspondent
Tel Aviv
Additional reporting Richard Scott, JDW Naval Consultant
London

Western intelligence sources have expressed doubts over Iranian claims regarding a series of indigenously developed missiles presented during the 'Holy Prophet' manoeuvres conducted on 31 March-6 April in the Gulf of Oman and the Strait of Hormuz.

The exercise began with a launch of what was described by Iranian Television as "Fajr-3 - a radar-evading missile capable of hitting multiple targets". However, while the 'Fajr-3' is generally accepted as the designation of an Iranian-developed 240 mm unguided rocket with a range of 70 km (and is also the designation of an older Iranian light aircraft), Western intelligence sources claim that what was actually tested was a Shahab 2 short-range ballistic missile, a variant of the Russian 'Scud C'.

"Developing a manoeuvring stealthy ballistic missile with multiple warheads is beyond Iran's technological capabilities," Uzi Rubin, former director of Israel's Ballistic Missiles Defence Organisation, told Jane's. "I think the Iranians went too far with their claims, considering that US satellites could easily detect and classify any missile launched there. It could be that the excessive description was meant to uplift internal morale."

Link Posted: 4/10/2006 8:56:25 AM EDT
Iran can't develop jack. Technology must be imported.
Link Posted: 4/10/2006 8:58:50 AM EDT
this is the PC way of saying
Link Posted: 4/10/2006 9:01:53 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Chaingun:
Iran can't develop jack. Technology must be imported.



Naaaah, it's just coincidence that the last two big Iranian "superweapon" announcements have been 1980s Russkie technology!
Link Posted: 4/10/2006 9:02:06 AM EDT
The "Holy Prophet" is a fake?! Say it ain't so Joe!

Then again, maybe Iran’s stuff is sooooo stealthy that nobody can see it.
Link Posted: 4/10/2006 9:04:06 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Chaingun:
Iran can't develop jack. Technology must be imported.



Too bad the cluniturds still aren't infesting the Whitehouse they would sell iran missle tech just like they did to the chi-coms.
Link Posted: 4/10/2006 1:18:22 PM EDT
bump
Link Posted: 4/10/2006 3:11:46 PM EDT
but is the flying stealthboat real?????
Link Posted: 4/10/2006 3:16:14 PM EDT
I want my first name to be Uzi, too.
Link Posted: 4/10/2006 3:16:19 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Sub-MOA:
The "Holy Prophet" is a fake?! Say it ain't so Joe!

Then again, maybe Iran’s stuff is sooooo stealthy that nobody can see it.



That was the entire premise of the cold war.
Link Posted: 4/10/2006 3:19:06 PM EDT
Think of all those poor Iranian children that were lied to. Oh noes!!!!
Link Posted: 4/10/2006 3:31:28 PM EDT
A flying carpet....maybe, but the missile as advertised..doubt it!
Link Posted: 4/10/2006 3:34:05 PM EDT

"It could be that the excessive description was meant to uplift internal morale."


With the infidels seriously considering (1.) launching nuke strikes against them, and (2.) embargoing virtually everything they produce, it's probably safe to say that their "internal morale" could stand a boost...
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