The use of solid fuel can increase the accuracy of the hit * The missiles can hit Israel, American bases in the Middle East and Europe
When elite technology meets a terrorist state it is not used for good purposes. These things, which Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said at the UN Assembly last Thursday, are demonstrated this morning by Iran.
The Iranians say that they have successfully attempted to launch long-range Sajil 2 missiles, capable of carrying warheads and hitting Israel, American bases in the Middle East and parts of Europe.
According to the reports of the British SKY network, the Revolutionary Guards, responsible for the Iranian missile program (and not its regular army), announced that they had successfully attempted to launch missiles with a medium range of two thousand kilometers. It was the third round of missile tests in two days of an exercise carried out by the guards. Yesterday they tested the Fateh-110 missiles, short-range surface-to-surface missiles, and the Tunder 69, a short-range sea-based missile.
The missiles - which were called Sajil 2 - are two-stage surface-to-surface missiles powered by solid fuel (like the boosters of the space shuttles that are designed to give it the initial momentum - AB), in contrast to the older missiles of the Shihab 3 model that are powered by a combination of solid fuel and liquid fuel . It is estimated that the use of solid fuel may increase the accuracy of the missile hitting the target.
CNN adds that if this is true, the new missiles put Moscow, Athens and southern Italy within striking range from Iran. The experiment is being carried out a few days after Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad admitted that Iran had built a second uranium enrichment plant in the city of Qom.