Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Iran unveils updated missile

BEIJING, Aug. 22 (Xinhuanet) -- Iran’s president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has unveiled an new version of a short-range surface-to-surface ballistic missile.

Iran’s state-media reported that Ahmadinejad attended the ceremony for the upgraded Fateh-110 missile. It has a quicker launch capability, a longer life and can be used in adverse weather conditions.

Ahmadinejad also unveiled several other new Iranian-made weapons. He told a group of defense officials that Iran wants to advance its defense technology "not in an aggressive context, but as a deterrent." Source