Zelzal-2

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Zelzal-2
Type Artillery rocket
Service history
In service 1993
Used by  Iran
 Syria
 Lebanon (Hezbollah)
Production history
Manufacturer Iran
Specifications
Weight 3,545 kg
Length 16 m
Diameter 610 mm

Engine Solid
Operational
range
210 km (130 mi)
Guidance
system
None
Launch
platform
Transporter erector launcher

Zelzal-2 (Persian: زلزال-۲, meaning "Earthquake") is an unguided[1] Iranian 610 mm heavy artillery rocket that can carry a 600 kg (1,323 lb) warhead an estimated 210 km (130 mi). The missile is thought to be based on the Soviet FROG-7 missile,[2] with development that began in 1990.[3]

As of August 2006, it has been reported that Iran had supplied Hezbollah with Zelzal-2 missiles.[4] Similar claims had already been made in 2002,[3] but no proof has been found in subsequent years. It appears[5] that, if there are indeed such missiles stationed in Lebanon, they are controlled by Iranian liaison officers.[citation needed]

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  1. ^ http://www.missilethreat.com/missilesoftheworld/id.177/missile_detail.asp Zelzal-1/2/3 at missilethreat.com
  2. ^ John Pike (2011-07-24). "Mushak-200 / Zelzal-2". Globalsecurity.org. Retrieved 2013-09-03. 
  3. ^ a b "Iran | Country Profiles". NTI. Retrieved 2013-09-03. 
  4. ^ "Weapons: Zelzal-2 Rockets in Lebanon". Strategypage.com. 2006-08-04. Retrieved 2013-09-03. 
  5. ^ "JPost | French-language news from Israel, the Middle East & the Jewish World". Fr.jpost.com. Retrieved 2013-09-03. [dead link]
  6. ^ a b "Defense & Security Intelligence & Analysis: IHS Jane's | IHS". Articles.janes.com. Retrieved 2013-09-03. [dead link]