Shahab-2

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Shahab-2
Shahab-2 at a 2012 military exhibition in Tehran, Iran
TypeTactical SRBM
Service history
In service1990–present
Used byIran
Production history
ManufacturerIran
Specifications
Weight6,370–6,500 kg
Length11.37–12.29 m
Diameter0.885 m
Warhead770kg[1]

EngineLiquid
Operational
range
500 km[2]
Guidance
system
inertial
Accuracy500m CEP[3]

The Shahab-2 (Persian: Ŝahāb 2, meaning "Meteor-2") is the successor to the Iranian Shahab-1 missile. It is based on the North Korean Hwasong-6 (modified version of the Scud C).[4]

On November 2, 2006, Iran fired unarmed missiles to begin 10 days of military simulations. Iranian state television reported "dozens of missiles were fired including Shahab-2 and Shahab-3 missiles. The missiles had ranges from 300 km to up to 2,000 km. ... Iranian experts have made some changes to Shahab-3 missiles installing cluster warheads in them with the capacity to carry 1,400 bombs." These launches come after some United States-led military exercises in the Persian Gulf on October 30, 2006, meant to train for blocking the transport of weapons of mass destruction.[5]

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Shahab is the name of a class of Iranian missiles, service time of 1988–present, which comes in six variants: Shahab-1, Shahab-2, Shahab-3, Shahab-4, Shahab-5, Shahab-6.

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