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09/27/09

Iran successfully tests multi-missile launching system

Source: Press TV

The Islamic republic of Iran has successfully tested a multi-missile launching system in a military drill dubbed The Great Prophet IV in a bid to bolster its defense capabilities, Press TV has learned.

The system which is capable of launching several home made Zelzal rockets simultaneously has successfully been tested for the first time, Islamic Revolution Guards Corps Air Force Commander Brigadier General Hossein Salami told Press TV on Sunday.

A number of missiles including home-made Fateh-110, a short-range ground-to-ground missile and Tondar-69, a short-range naval missile, were also launched consecutively at mock targets across the country.

The Great Prophet IV maneuver, which is a sequel to The Great Prophet III carried out last year by the IRGC naval and ground forces in the Persian Gulf and Strait of Hormuz region, started on Sunday and is expected to continue for several days in two phases.

The IRGC commander said the main objective of today's demonstration is to "evaluate the technical developments that Iran has achieved just recently in its surface-to-surface missiles," noting that long-range Shahab missile will be fired tomorrow.

He also added that medium range Shahab-2 missiles will be tested tonight.

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