Iran test-fires new generation of laser-guided, ballistic missiles

February 2014 IRAN The Iranian Defense Ministry announced on Monday that it has successfully tested two new missiles, including a laser-guided surface-to-surface and air-to-surface missile and a new generation of long-range ballistic missiles carrying Multiple Reentry Vehicle payloads. The ministry said it has successfully tested a new generation of long-range ballistic missiles with Multiple Reentry Vehicle payloads and a laser-guided air-to-surface and surface-to-surface missile named Bina. The missiles were test-fired in a ceremony on the eve of the 35th anniversary of the victory of Iran’s 1979 Islamic Revolution to mark the occasion. Speaking during the ceremony, Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Hossein Dehqan noted that Bina missile is laser-guided and can be fired from aircraft and different ground launch platforms. “This missile (Bina) is capable of precisely hitting important targets, including bridges, tanks, military hardware and command centers of enemies,” the Iranian defense minister said. He enumerated the high-speed in destroying the targets, easy maintenance and high-speed of operation as specifications of Bina missile.
The minister further noted Iran’s newly developed ballistic missile with MRV payload, and said it has been designed and produced for destroying enemy’s military hardware and all types of enemy military equipment. “Evading enemy’s anti-missile defense systems, the capability of destroying massive targets and destroying multiple targets are specifications of this missile,” the Iranian defense minister said, but did not name the new weapon. The hi-tech weapon is owned only by the major world powers. President Rouhani has congratulated the Supreme Leader, the nation and the military forces on the giant achievement. A Multiple Reentry vehicle payload for a ballistic missile deploys multiple warheads in a pattern against a single target. (As opposed to Multiple independently targetable reentry vehicle, which deploys multiple warheads against multiple targets.) The advantage of an MRV over a single warhead is that the damage produced in the center of the pattern is far greater than the damage possible from any single warhead in the MRV cluster, this makes for an efficient area attack weapon. Also, the sheer number of warheads make interception by Anti-ballistic missiles unlikely. –Reuters
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2 Responses to Iran test-fires new generation of laser-guided, ballistic missiles

  1. Irene C says:

    Add this to Iran coming up to U.S. borders. Okay folks, nothing to see here. Just go back to your soft, warm sand where you can bury your head. There’s plenty of reality TV or modern music to soothe your soul. Or maybe plenty of pot if you live in the right state to numb your mind. That way you’ll never know what hit you. 😦

  2. Tony says:

    The public does not know what is on the two Iranian navy vessels off the US coast; nothing or some weapons of mass killing. The missile tests to are to show the US and Israel if you attack us it will not be like Iraq, your civilian population will suffer big time. Without access to “real intelligence” it is hard to know what is true and what is false. We see from history if you push a country into a corner that is unlivable then that country will come out fighting to survive, US vs Japan before 1941.

    The recent “accidents” in the US (train derailments, ammunition factory exploding, attack on electrical interchange in California, ball bearing plant that made bearings for the military) might be a warning if you push Iran much more, worse will happen.

    I live 15 miles from the Pantex Plant which is the final assembly point for nuclear weapons. The Pantex plant and the Amarillo airport are prime targets for the Russians and for terror groups. There is a large population of middle eastern people living in Amarillo that have had time to plan an attack when called upon. We do something stupid in Iran and mushroom clouds appear around Amarillo. What a world!

    Tony

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