Iran`s paramilitary force gets new missile

Iran`s defence minister says the country`s powerful Revolutionary Guard has received its first batch of new missiles with enhanced guidance systems to hit ground targets.

Last Updated: Sep 21, 2010, 15:53 PM IST

Tehran: Iran`s defence minister says the
country`s powerful Revolutionary Guard has received its first
batch of new missiles with enhanced guidance systems to hit
ground targets.
Gen. Ahmad Vahidi says the defence ministry supplied the
Guard with the upgraded surface-to-surface Fateh-110 missile,
which was successfully test-fired last month. The weapon was
developed by Iran`s Aerospace Industries Organisation.
Iran has been pushing to upgrade its missile arsenal,
which already can target Israel and other parts of the region.

Vahidi says Iran will further develop the Fateh-110. He
gave no details of the missile`s capabilities but earlier
versions could strike targets up to 120 miles (193 kilometres)
away.

Vahidi`s remarks were published today on the state TV`s
website.

PTI