The Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps has displayed both liquid- and
solid-fuel missiles during Sacred Defense Week. The period marks the 1980-88
Iran-Iraq war and seeks to demonstrate Teheran's military capability.
At a military parade on Monday, Iran highlighted the Shihab-3
intermediate-range missiles. Six Shihab-3 missiles were displayed during the
parade in the largest exhibition of the missile, a derivative of North
But Iran also displayed such missiles as the new solid-fuel Fateh-110,
said to have a range of about 200 kilometers and which was successfully
tested in 2002. Western intelligence sources said Iran plans to extend the
reach of the Fateh-110 to medium-range.
Other missiles displayed by Iran were the Nazeat-6, Nazeat-10 and Zelzal
short-range rockets, Middle East Newsline reported. The Iranian military also paraded the Farj
The Iranian military also exhibited the Tondar-69 air trainer, the
U.S.-origin Hawk surface-to- air and Maverick air-to-ground missiles. Iran
also displayed the Soviet-origin Scud-B and SAM-6 missiles.
At the parade, Iran also exhibited several unidentified missiles. One of
them was described as a long-range shore-to-sea missile.