Iran Test Fires Short-Range Missile

31 August 2010 (Last Updated August 31st, 2010 18:30)

Iran has test fired its short-range surface-to-surface Fateh 110 missile from a vehicle. The domestically built Fateh 110 (Conqueror) is a 9m-long (29ft) missile weighing 3,500kg, according to Iran's Press TV. Iranian Defence Minister Ahmad Vahidi said the third-generation mis

Iran has test fired its short-range surface-to-surface Fateh 110 missile from a vehicle.

The domestically built Fateh 110 (Conqueror) is a 9m-long (29ft) missile weighing 3,500kg, according to Iran's Press TV.

Iranian Defence Minister Ahmad Vahidi said the third-generation missile was a single-stage solid propellant missile that could travel between 150km-200km (90-125 miles).

"This version works on solid fuel, so compared with previous generations it has increased range and accuracy. Its preparation as well as launching systems are speedier," he said.

"This missile, which is in the short-range class, has added new features to the country's missile system," he added.

Iran is celebrating its annual government week, during which it showcases its latest achievements in various fields, according to Agence France-Presse (AFP).