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  1. Ahmadinejad Opens First Space Monitoring and Surveillance Center

    June 13, 2013 Iran's President, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, inaugurated Iran's first space monitoring and surveillance center. The center is designed for the detection, surveillance, and observation of objects in orbit, and is equipped with radar, elec ...

  2. Iran Importing Missile-Grade Ore from Germany, France

    July 2, 2013 Maytall Angel and Jonathan Saul Iran, exploiting a gap in European Union sanctions, is importing high grade alumina ore from several European countries. Between January 2012 and March 2013, Iran purchased around 4,000 metric tons of alumina, ...

  3. Second Iranian Space-Launch Center Revealed

    August 7, 2013 Joseph S. Bermudez and Jeremy Binnie Iran has developed a new space launch facility 40 km southeast of the city of Shahrud, according to satellite imagery.  The new site has a larger launch pad than the existing Semnan space center, and is ...

  4. Briton in Missiles-to-Iran Case Pleads Guilty

    November 1, 2012 Juan Carols Llorca Christopher Tappin, a British businessman,  pleaded guilty in a U.S. court to illegally exporting batteries for Hawk surface-to-air missiles to Iran.  Tappin was indicted in 2007 on charges of conspiracy to illegally ex ...

  5. Iran Building Missile Sites in Syria

    January 13, 2015 Adam Kredo An Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps leader said that Iran has built and is operating missile-manufacturing plants in Syria.  The claim was made by IRGC Aerospace Commander Haji Zadeh, who said that Iran's Supreme Leader h ...

  6. Iran Launches Line for Mass-Production of Missile

    July 22, 2017 Iran inaugurated a mass production line for the Sayyad (Hunter) 3 air defense missile.  The Sayyad 3 has a maximum range of 120 kilometers and was designed by the Defense Ministry’s Aerospace Industries Organization (AIO).  Defense Minister ...

  7. AP Sources: US Struck Iranian Military Computers This Week

    June 23, 2019 Tami Abdollah The United States launched a cyberattack against Iranian military computer systems under the command of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC). The strike temporarily disabled computer systems which control Iran’s missile ...

  8. In Escalation, Iran Tests Medium-Range Missile, U.S. Official Says

    July 25, 2019 Eric Schmitt and David E. Sanger Iran tested a Shahab-3 medium-range ballistic missile, which flew approximately 1,200 miles within Iran’s borders before landing east of Tehran. U.S. intelligence officials were monitoring the test site, whic ...

  9. Iran Unveils Precision-Guided Missiles

    August 7, 2019 Anna Ahronheim Iran unveiled three new precision-guided air-to-air missiles which were developed by the Iranian Defense Ministry and Iran Electronics Industries (IEI): the Yasin, the Balaban, and an updated variant of the Qaem. The Yasin is ...

  10. Iran Unveils ‘Upgraded’ Missile Defense System with ‘High Capabilities’

    August 22, 2019 Iran unveiled what it described as a new domestically built long-range surface-to-air missile defense system. Iranian state media called the mobile Bavar-373 system, which was unveiled at a ceremony on Iran’s National Defense Industry Day, ...

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