Advanced Surface-to-Surface Missile Successfully Launched: President

May 20, 2009

Weapon Program: 

  • Missile

Iran launched advanced surface-to surface missile called 'Sejjil-2', President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said on Wednesday.

President Ahmadinejad, who is in the northeastern province of Semnan at the last leg of his 60-province tour, said the surface-to-surface missile was launched Wednesday morning in the province and successfully hit its pre-determined target.

The missile which belongs to the advanced generation of surface-to-surface missiles was first tested in November, 2008.

The Sejjil missile has a range of almost 2,000 kilometers and is different from Shahab-3 missile. It operates in two stages and uses solid fuel, whereas, Shahab-3 missile is one-stage operator and uses liquid fuel.

Sejjil's range is longer than Shahab-3.