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Iran Set To Test First 2,000 Pound Guided Missile

From Iran's Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA):

The new 2000-pound guided bomb named ‘Qassed’ which could be tested within the next few days according to Iranian Defense Minister Mostafa Mohammad Najjar.

Iran tests first-ever 2,000-pound guided bomb: minister

Wednesday September 06, 2006

Defense Minister Mostafa Mohammad Najjar said here Wednesday that Iran has, for the first time, designed and produced a 2,000-pound guided bomb named 'Qassed'.

Referring to the bomb, he said "Iran will test one of the best achievements of the defense ministry in the (ongoing) Blow of Zolfaqar wargames."

"This remarkable achievement, one of the most important of the defense industry in this Iranian calendar year, will add to Iran's defensive potential and concretize its deterrent principle," he said.

He said Iran now joins the few countries that possess guided missile technology.

The minister further expressed felicitations to Supreme Leader Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei, the armed forces and Iranian nation, and lauded experts of the Iranian Defense Ministry for this great achievement.

Oh, joy.

I wonder if Kofi Annan autographed the bomb while he was in Tehran.

By the way, "Qassed" (or "Ghased") means "Messenger."

This article was posted by Steve on Wednesday, September 6th, 2006. Comments are currently closed.

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