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  1. President Congratulates Successful Launch Of Faragan Explorer To Space

    December 14, 2013 Iran successfully launched and returned a monkey into space for the second time aboard the "Pazhuhesh" explorer. The liquid-fueled rocket traveled 120 km into space as scientists tracked the vehicle's gas combination and r ...

  2. Iran Rolls Out Another Medium-Range SAM

    November 11, 2013 Jeremy Binnie Iran displayed a new medium-range surface-to-air  missile (SAM), the Sayyad-2, that will soon enter production. According to Jane’s Defense Weekly, the Sayyad-2 uses the airframe of the American RIM-66 (SM-1) naval SAM and ...

  3. Iran Announces New Missile Tests

    Iran announced that it tested a new ballistic missile known as the "Barani." This missile is equipped with submunition payloads to better evade enemy missile defense systems and attack multiple targets simultaneously. Iran also displayed its new ...

  4. Germany Arrests Man on Iran Smuggling Charges

    German authorities arrested a German-Iranian man, Dr. Ali Reza B., on charges of providing Iran with components for its missile program. The equipment, worth nearly $315,000, included dual-use items such as vacuum pumps and valves. The parts were allegedly ...

  5. Iran Improves Precision-Targeting of Ballistic Missiles

    Iran has delivered improved versions of the Qadr H, Qiam, Fateh 110, and Khalij-e Fars (Persian Gulf) missiles to the Islamic Revolution Guard Corps (IRGC). Iranian Defense Minister Hossein Dehqan said the missiles have improved guidance systems and can ev ...

  6. Final Inventory of Iran Arms Ship: 40 Rockets, 180 Mortars, 400,000 Bullets

    Israel intercepted a ship in the Red Sea that was carrying Iranian weapons bound for Gaza. The arms seized from the Klos C, a freighter, included 40 M-302 rockets, 180 120 mm mortar shells, and about 400,000 7.62 mm bullets. The M-302 rockets, which have a ...

  7. Spain Busts Ring that Planned to Export Missile-Making Equipment to Iran

    Spain's Civil Guard arrested four individuals on charges of attempting to export dual-use industrial machinery to Iran. Three of the suspects are Spanish nationals from the same family, while the fourth is an Iranian. Spanish authorities began their i ...

  8. U.N. Experts' Report Shows Iran's Deceptive Procurement Tactics

    May 12, 2014 Louis Charbonneau The U.N. Panel of Experts responsible for monitoring the Security Council's sanctions on Iran reports that Tehran's illicit procurement efforts for its nuclear and missile programs may have slowed.  It is not clear ...

  9. Pentagon Dials Back Longstanding Assessment That Iran Could Test ICBM By 2015

    July 9, 2014 Inside Defense The U.S. Department of Defense no longer assesses that Iran could flight-test an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) capable of striking the United States by 2015, which had been the judgment held by U.S. intelligence sin ...

  10. 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 ...

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