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February 09, 2007

Iran successfully Fires Test Land to Sea Missile

Iran's Revolutionary Guards successfully has test-fired a land-to-sea missile with a range of about 350 kilometres (210 miles).(AFP/EPA/File)

Iran successfully test fires land-to-sea missile


The firing came on the second day of war games by the Guards' air force and naval divisions amid mounting tensions with the West over Iran's nuclear programme, state television reported.

"We have successfully test fired a cruise missile called SSN4, or Raad, hitting targets 300 kilometres (180 miles) away in the Sea of Oman and northern Indian Ocean," deputy air force commander, Ali Fadavi was quoted as saying Thursday.

"This missile has the final range of 350 kilometres and can hit all kinds of big warships in all of the Persian Gulf, Sea of Oman and northern Indian Ocean.
"It can carry a 500 kilo (1,100 pounds) warhead and can fly at low altitude, evading radar jammings and immune to electronic measures."

Iranian television showed footage of the missile being fired and hitting its target.

Iran's leaders have repeatedly said the country's armed forces are ready for any eventuality in the current standoff with the West over its nuclear programme.

Although the United States has said it wants the standoff solved through diplomacy, Washington has never ruled out military action to thwart Iran's atomic drive.

Wild Thing's comment.......

They just gave our military the chance to monitor every single frequency, datum and radar pulse the missle uses to track to its target. In other words - they blinked first.

Posted by Wild Thing at February 9, 2007 12:47 AM


That missile could be a problem. A couple of lucky hits and Iran is now capable of sinking a few US ships. That would be very bad publicity.

Missiles are not that easy to jam.

Posted by: Suricou Raven at February 9, 2007 05:17 AM

Try not to get too excited, Suricou. Americans will continue to assure that the proposterous little island you live on can survive, for at least a while.

A sunken US ship, in the region to defend the supply routes which keep your sorry ass warm in cold weather, is "very bad publicity"?

I've argued with you before on this blog, and even overlooked vast swathes of your ignorance, prejudices and outright stupidity on several issues, but this one needs some attention.

I'm always interested in essential conditions for
a person's worldview. I have no compunction about the reasons for mine. I'm a warmonger in defense of The West and civilization.

You, on the other other hand, are bleeding with contempt for Christianity and those who would defend the end civilization that derived from it. You're frightened to death of Islam, hate it's imagery, but will do nothing to fight it.

If you're a pacifist, you have no right to any of the liberties, property or rights which are guaranteed to you by those who would do violence in your behalf. Give it up, Suricou, and live honestly. You parasitic liberals and New Labor crawlers make me sick.

Posted by: Rhod at February 9, 2007 07:32 AM

I just read this in the local paper where recently the Wing Commander of Whiteman AFB spoke at a community luncheon. While speaking of the capabilities of the B-2, he said new technologies enable the aircraft to be 200 miles from its intended target and launch weapons. GPS will guide the weapons to target. Can you imagine dropping a bomb load 200 miles from target and every munition landing smack on target? I don't think Iran would be any problem.

Posted by: BobF at February 9, 2007 07:38 AM

The Iranians are on the brink of coming apart internally. I would hope we are fully supporting groups rival to the regime.

Meanwhile, what I think about during Iranian verbal sabre rattling is that most of their weapons come from Russia and that is also Putin rattling his sabre against America.

Posted by: TomR at February 9, 2007 09:00 AM

Tom, you and I see this the same. It's the old proxy battle that Russia and China have waged against the west, except they've armed the madman. Putin might very well be a Moslem for all I know, as for Lord Haw Haw, just maybe one of those lucky hits will land somewhere in Blue Yonder country and do some good after all. The one good thing is if all hell breaks loose the UN funding will shift to NATO and the Euro's may have to grow a vestigial spine.

Posted by: Jack at February 9, 2007 09:42 AM

Suricou, just this, how sad that you honestly think that sinking any of our ships is simply "bad publicity".

I have no worry about our military and how capable they are to take care of this matter of this test or anything else that Iran will dish out. And I am behind them 10000%.

Posted by: Wild Thing at February 10, 2007 12:23 AM

Rhod, just this a BIG AMEN!

Posted by: Wild Thing at February 10, 2007 12:24 AM

Bob, thanks, I don't think it would be a problem either. And I bet our pilots would love to show the world too. heh heh

Posted by: Wild Thing at February 10, 2007 12:25 AM

Tom your right and I hope so too.

Posted by: Wild Thing at February 10, 2007 12:26 AM