Shahin

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Shahin or Shaheen (from the Persian: شاهين, Shāhīn) is a name of Persian origin, referring specifically to the Barbary falcon utilized in falconry. The name has been used in the English language taxonomy to describe the Shaheen falcon. In Persian Shah+in literally mean “Like a King”, “Worthy of a King”, “Majestic” or “Kingly”. As a given name or surname, Shahin is also found with variant spellings, these include: Chahine, Chahin, Chagin, Shaaheen, Shaahin, Sjahien, Shaheen, Şahin, Shehin and uncommonly spelled Chejin and Cejin among families of Lebanese origin in parts of Latin America.

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Military[edit]

  • Black Shaheen, a variant of the Storm Shadow/SCALP EG air-launched cruise missile, for export to the UAE
  • Shaheen, the military symbol of Pakistan Air Force
  • Shaheen-I, a short range ballistic missile developed by Pakistan
  • Shaheen-II, a medium/intermediate range ballistic missile developed by Pakistan
  • Shaheen-III, a medium/intermediate range ballistic missile developed by Pakistan
  • Mersad or Shahin, a supersonic Iranian ground-to-air guided missile

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See also[edit]

  • Şahin, the usual Turkish spelling