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Photos: Iran test fires new surface to surface missile

Report by Press TV; photos by Mehr News Agency

Iran's new surface to surface missile, Qiam 1 (Rising), has been successfully test fired, the country's Defense Minister Ahmad Vahidi says.

"Being a new class of Iranian missiles, Qiam 1 has been equipped with new technical specifications and exceptional tactical powers," the general said during this week's Friday prayers in Tehran.

"Qiam 1 is part of the new generation of the Islamic Republic's surface to surface missiles with liquid fuel and completely designed and built domestically," General Vahidi noted.

He explained that the missile is equipped with a smart navigation system, which decreases the possibility of it being targeted by other projectiles.

Vahidi added that the liquid-fuel missile's launch time is low due to its smart targeting system. "It enjoys enhanced agility due to the scrapping of its fins."

"The missile can hit targets with high precision," the general noted.

Vahidi did not however disclose the location of the test.

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