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Iran test-fires new surface-to-surface missile: DM

08-20-2010 21:01 BJT

TEHRAN, Aug. 20 (Xinhua) -- Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Ahmad Vahidi said Friday that Iran has test-fired a new surface-to-surface missile, the local English language satellite Press TV reported.

Iran's new surface-to-surface missile, Qiam, has been successfully test-fired, Vahidi said in Friday prayers in Tehran.

"Being a new class of Iranian missiles, Qiam has been equipped with new technical specifications and exceptional tactical powers, " Vahidi was quoted as saying.

One of the features of the missile is that "it does not have flippers and this provides it with higher tactical capabilities," the minister said.

Another feature of the missile is that the possibility of being targeted by other missiles is very low, Fars news agency quoted him as saying.

Vahidi did not specify the location and the time of the test.

Vahidi's remarks came a day before the country's Bushehr nuclear power plant operations startup.

 

Editor:Zhang Pengfei |Source: Xinhua

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