Sagheb

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The Sagheb is a long-range surface-to-surface missile being developed by the Iranian navy. The missile has range of 80 to 250 kilometres[1] and is named after the Arabic word for piercing. Details of the missile are still sketchy.

Test launch[edit]

Iran state television, referring to it as a long-range missile that evades radar, reported its successful test launch from a submarine in the Persian Gulf on August 27, 2006.[2] The Islamic Republic News Agency reported that the test launch involved the destruction of a target on the water surface a mile away from the submarine.[3] The test was part of the Blow of Zolfaqar military exercises which began across the country August 19, and are expected to last five weeks.

References[edit]

  1. ^ BBC News (2006-08-20). "Iran 'will not halt enrichment'". BBC News. Retrieved 2006-08-28. 
  2. ^ Reuters. "Iran test fires long-range missile". CNN. Retrieved 2006-08-29. [dead link]
  3. ^ United Press International. "Iran test long-range missile". Washington Times. Retrieved 2006-08-29.