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Iran unveils underground missile silos

June 27 2011 at 2:35 PM

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Iran unveils underground missile silos

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) Iran on Monday unveiled underground missile silos for the first time as it kicked off 10 days of large-scale war games, the country's latest show of military force amid a standoff with the West over its disputed nuclear program.

State TV broadcast footage of deep underground silos, claiming that medium- and long-range missiles stored in them are ready to launch in case of an attack on Iran. The sites are widely viewed as a strategic asset for Iran to launch a strike in the event of a U.S. or Israeli attack on its nuclear facilities.

Col. Asghar Qelichkhani, a spokesman for the war games, said the silos "function as a swift-reaction unit."

"Missiles, which are permanently in the vertical position, are ready to hit the pre-determined targets," he was quoted as saying by state TV.

An officer in Iran's powerful Revolutionary Guard, which is in charge of the missile program, said Tehran has constructed "numerous" underground missile silos which satellites can't detect. He did not elaborate.

The state television report broadcast footage of underground launching pads for the Shahab-3 missile, which have a range of more than 1,240 miles putting Israel, U.S. bases in the Gulf region and parts of southeastern and eastern Europe within reach.

The report also showed pictures of missiles being fired from one silo after a large metal roof opened to allow the missile to launch. The TV report said the missile silos are linked to a missile control center.

Another unidentified Guards officer told state TV that "only few countries in the world possess the technology to construct underground missile silos. The technology required for that is no less complicated than building the missile itself."

Israel has accused Iran of receiving assistance from North Korea in building underground missile sites.

But Col. Qelichkhani said the silos are based on local technology developed by Iranian experts.

The Iranian war games, which began Monday, are dubbed "The Great Prophet Six" and include tests of long-range missiles such as the Sajjil, which boasts a range similar to that of the Shahab-3 missile.

Iran conducts several war games every year, as part of its military self-sufficiency program that started in 1992, and frequently unveils new weapons and military systems during the drills.

http://www.usatoday.com/news/world/2011-06-27-Iran-nuclear-missile-silos_n.htm

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Arta
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The Anusiya (Iran)

Re: Iran unveils underground missile silos

June 27 2011, 3:44 PM 


 
 


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Re: Iran unveils underground missile silos

June 28 2011, 4:27 AM 

Iran unveils new underground missile silo: state tv
by Staff Writers
Tehran (AFP) June 27, 2011
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Iran's Revolutionary Guards on Monday unveiled an "underground missile silo" which the elite force said will allow them to launch the country's long-range ballistic missiles, state television reported.

The broadcaster showed footage of a facility at an unknown location, with an "underground missile silo" holding a projectile described as a Shahab-3.

The unveiling came as the Guards on Monday began a military exercise, codenamed Great Prophet-6, which was to include the launching of different range ballistic missiles.

"The technology to build these silos is completely indigenous," the state television website quoted the exercise's spokesman, Colonel Asghar Ghelich-Khani, as saying.

State television also showed a missile launch, without specifying its type or when the firing took place.

With a range of nearly 2,000 kilometres (1,240 miles), the Shahab-3 is a liquid-fuelled missile which can theoretically reach Israeli territory as well as US bases in the Middle East.

In recent years, Iran has tested a dozen of these missiles, which are believed to have been derived from the North Korean No-Dong missile.

The Islamic republic says the latest exercise would carry "a message of peace and friendship to the countries of the region."

In late May, Iran said it had equipped the Revolutionary Guards with a new surface-to-surface missile, the Qiam-1, which it said was built locally and test-fired last August.

Iran says it has a wide range of missiles in its arsenal, and regularly boasts about developing projectiles with substantial range and capabilities. Western military experts cast doubt over its claims, however.

The country's missile programme, which is under the control of the powerful Guards, along with its space projects, have been a source of concern in the West.

World powers fear that Tehran is developing a ballistic capability to enable it to launch nuclear warheads which they suspect Iran is seeking to acquire under the guise of its civilian atomic programme.

But Iran has steadfastly denied the Western allegations, insisting that its nuclear and space programmes have no military objectives.

http://www.spacewar.com/reports/Iran_unveils_new_underground_missile_silo_state_tv_999.html

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"The chief aim of all government is to preserve the freedom of the citizen. His control over his person, his property, his movements, his business, his desires should be restrained only so far as the public welfare imperatively demands. The world is in more danger of being governed too much than too little.

It is the teaching of all history that liberty can only be preserved in small areas. Local self-government is, therefore, indispensable to liberty. A centralized and distant bureaucracy is the worst of all tyranny.

Taxation can justly be levied for no purpose other than to provide revenue for the support of the government. To tax one person, class or section to provide revenue for the benefit of another is none the less robbery because done under the form of law and called taxation."

John W. Davis, Democratic Presidential Candidate, 1924. Davis was one of the greatest trial and appellate lawyers in US history. He also served as the US Ambassador to the UK.

 
 

Hadi
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The Anusiya (Iran)

Re: Iran unveils underground missile silos

June 28 2011, 4:10 PM 

More pictures:

http://www.militaryparsi.ir/news-service/160-news/533-irannews.html

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THE WORLD IS A BRIDGE, CROSS IT, BUT BUILD NO HOUSE UPON IT!
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DocMartyn
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impressive blast door

June 28 2011, 7:12 PM 


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Each door suspended by three hinges of the type used for barn doors. Two latches per door, top and bottom, again of barn door specification.

The three 3/4 inch locking bars will really hold back any launch gasses.

Such a good design when compared to those crappy American flimsy designs.

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pp
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Imperium Europeum (Europe)

Re: Iran unveils underground missile silos

June 30 2011, 1:29 AM 

They are under an embargo, what puzzles me is if they got a nuclear bomb in mount tone in an "ICBM" how long will take to Israel destroy all that?


instead of going pacific and cool they just asking for direct confrontation .... the should learn better with the Chinese. Like that it will be sad but they need to go down.... I cannot trust an Iran country governed by those Islamic fanatics pointing nukes to all those "evil" european countries where women are naked all the time and fornication happens 24/7 !

 
 
swoopmaster
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The Anusiya (Iran)

Re: Iran unveils underground missile silos

June 30 2011, 3:56 AM 




What is funny is why the remote control to open the launch door has 2 switches, one for the right door, one for the left door, WHY?? What's the point in just opening one door, why not just have one switch for both doors.

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WAFFer
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Re: Iran unveils underground missile silos

July 1 2011, 12:46 PM 

Good question^^ and doesn't the firing of these missiles reveal the silos positions to other countries spy agencies via satellite? lol anyways it doesn't matter bc Iran will crumble from the inside and all of khamanayeis toys will be put to better use instead of trying to enrich the life of Arabs who just want our money.

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