Iran tests "top secret" missile

"Ultra-horizon" can reportedly be fired from all army helicopters, jet fighters.

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April 5, 2006 19:18
Iran tests "top secret" missile

Iran ship 298. (photo credit: Channel 2)

Iran said Wednesday it has successfully test-fired a "top secret" missile, the third within a week, state-run television reported. The report called the missile an "ultra-horizon" weapon and said it could be fired from all military helicopters and jet fighters. The tests come during war games being held by the elite Revolutionary Guards in the Persian Gulf and the Arabian Sea since Friday at a time of increased tensions with the United States over Tehran's nuclear program. On Tuesday Iran said it had tested a second new radar-avoiding missile, which is a surface-to-sea missile equipped with remote-control and searching systems, the state-run television reported Tuesday. On Friday, the country tested the Fajr-3, a missile that it said can avoid radars and hit several targets simultaneously using multiple warheads. Since the war games began Friday, the country also has tested what it calls two new torpedoes. The Revolutionary Guards, the elite branch of Iran's military, have been holding their maneuvers - codenamed the "Great Prophet" - since Friday, touting what they call domestically built technological advances in their armed forces.


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