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Iran test balistic missiles during military drills in Hormuz
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Iran carried out a ballistic missile test last week for the first time in 2018, US officials were quoted saying late on Friday.

The test of the Iranian Fateh-110 short-range ballistic missile was carried out at the Strait of Hormuz during a naval exercise in which at least 100 small ships took part, Fox News reported. According to the report, the missiles flew “shore to shore” for more than 160 kilometers (100 miles) over the Strait of Hormuz to a site in the desert.

While the US military knew of Iran’s naval activity in the region, the missile test detected by US spy satellites had not been previously reported.

The missile launch test is the first known test of the Fateh-110 in over a year. Last time such a missile was launched by Iran was in March, 2017.

Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps announced last weekend it had completed a “successful” naval exercise in the Persian Gulf, which was seen in the West as a provocation in response to the US reimposition of sanctions on Tehran.
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(08-11-2018, 04:32 AM)admin Wrote: Iran carried out a ballistic missile test last week for the first time in 2018, US officials were quoted saying late on Friday.

The test of the Iranian Fateh-110 short-range ballistic missile was carried out at the Strait of Hormuz during a naval exercise in which at least 100 small ships took part, Fox News reported. According to the report, the missiles flew “shore to shore” for more than 160 kilometers (100 miles) over the Strait of Hormuz to a site in the desert.

While the US military knew of Iran’s naval activity in the region, the missile test detected by US spy satellites had not been previously reported.

The missile launch test is the first known test of the Fateh-110 in over a year. Last time such a missile was launched by Iran was in March, 2017.

Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps announced last weekend it had completed a “successful” naval exercise in the Persian Gulf, which was seen in the West as a provocation in response to the US reimposition of sanctions on Tehran.

The Fox News report quoted an official calling it an "anti-ship Fateh-110 Mod 3". I think that's the US designation for the Khalije Fars missile.
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I want to see hypersonic missile work.
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(08-15-2018, 06:16 AM)arashkamangir Wrote: I want to see hypersonic missile work.

I'm not aware of the work that goes into HGV, but I think the only possible launcher for that would be Khorramshahr, as only it could get to such reentry speeds. HGVs might also be very expensive and probably wouldn't make much sense if they aren't nuclear armed.
نه شرقی، نه غربی، جمهوری اسلامی
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Iran has already too many different kinds of weapons and projects. Since the situation is tense, the efforts should be concentrated on fielded weapons and those that are about to get ready. Iran needs weapons that serve as deterrent. Investing into new systems would diminish resources of the proven projects.

(08-15-2018, 06:16 AM)arashkamangir Wrote: I want to see hypersonic missile work.
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(08-11-2018, 09:39 PM)AmirPatriot Wrote: The Fox News report quoted an official calling it an "anti-ship Fateh-110 Mod 3". I think that's the US designation for the Khalije Fars missile.

(08-15-2018, 07:19 PM)mustavaris Wrote: Iran has already too many different kinds of weapons and projects. Since the situation is tense, the efforts should be concentrated on fielded weapons and those that are about to get ready. Iran needs weapons that serve as deterrent. Investing into new systems would diminish resources of the proven projects.

Those too many kinds are most of the time just test versions announced as final products of a series for propoganda. E.g. how many times Fateh series missiles have been tested, while IMO the real final product which itself will go further modification with time is Zolfaghar with Fateh Mobin RV and Persian Gulf AShBM. This family of missiles will one day form basis of Iranian Iskander like SRBM or TBM.
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Saudi Ghawar field ESP's can be attacked by Salvos of Guided RV Zolfaghar from Yemen. If equipped with new age napalm or FAE warheads to target reservoirs, lines and ESP's than Saudi production will be cut by more than 50 % . IRGC can literally cripple Saudis from Yemen. MIM-104 has yet to hit separated RV of a SS-1 let alone Zolfaghar.
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(08-19-2018, 01:23 AM)Emirzaad Wrote: Saudi Ghawar field ESP's can be attacked by Salvos of Guided RV Zolfaghar from Yemen. If equipped with new age napalm or FAE warheads to target reservoirs, lines and ESP's than Saudi production will be cut by more than  50 % . IRGC can literally cripple Saudis from Yemen. MIM-104 has yet to hit separated RV of a SS-1 let alone Zolfaghar.

At first I was like "damn, incendiary warheads would be just brutal on an oil facility"... but then I don't think that would be too effective when the oil infrastructure is all made of steel. The oil is within. But Zelzals armed with cluster warheads, dropping on Saudi oil infrastructure... now that would be quite something. Could brew a firestorm, fueled by their own oil.
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(08-19-2018, 04:05 PM)AmirPatriot Wrote: At first I was like "damn, incendiary warheads would be just brutal on an oil facility"... but then I don't think that would be too effective when the oil infrastructure is all made of steel. The oil is within. But Zelzals armed with cluster warheads, dropping on Saudi oil infrastructure... now that would be quite something. Could brew a firestorm, fueled by their own oil.

Mix up of two types of warheads are to be used. 

Saudi ESP's in fields, H2S removal reactors, port terminals, depots etc are not covered in armor, they operate in open. Them being hit by salvos of BM and CM can cause massive problems for saudi exports if unconventional warheads are used to pierce armor and make the leaks in the tanks. High peak overpressure warheads of Zolfaghar will be enough to create holes in steel tanks. Other warheads with compressed FAE can cause massive  fires then (3rd generation nano FAE).

CEP of RV needs to be less than 50 m max for armour piercing strikes to be potent. This new Fateh mobin RV on Zolfaghar in Salvos can do this job along with FAE/thermobaric laden Emad (improved CEP = 250 m). These are within Irans capabilities.
  


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