Iran test-fires new precision-guided, long-range missile

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Iran has successfully tested a new precision-guided, long-range missile, Iranian state-run media reported.

CNN reports that the new missile, dubbed Emad, which means “pillar” in Farsi, is a surface-to-surface missile and a variant of Iran’s existing Shahab-3, but with a maneuvering reentry vehicle to improve system accuracy.

Unlike Iran’s existing long-range missiles, the Emad can be precision-guided until it reaches its target. It has a range of 1,700 kilometers and is accurate within 500 meters of the target. It can carry a 750-kilogram payload and is scheduled for deployment some time after 2016.

The Emad would be Tehran's first precision-guided missile with the range to reach its enemy, Israel.

Anthony Cordesman, a researcher at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, said in a report that Tehran has been steadily working to improve its existing missile technology, which had “poor accuracy” and “uncertain reliability.”

RUNDOWN SHOWS:
1. The Emad missile is a variant of the Shahab-3 long-range missile
2. The missile being precision-guided until it hits its target
3. The missile’s payload
4. The missile’s range
5. The missile’s accuracy
6. The missile reaching Israel

VOICEOVER (in English):

“The Emad surface-to-surface missile is a variant of Iran’s existing Shahab-3 long-range missile but can be..."

"precision-guided until it reaches its target."

“It can carry a 750-kilogram payload and is scheduled for deployment some time after 2016.”

“The missile has a range of 1,700 kilometers and is accurate within 500 meters of the target.”

“The Emad would be Tehran's first precision-guided missile with the range to reach its enemy, Israel.”

SOURCES: CNN, Press TV
http://edition.cnn.com/2015/10/11/middleeast/iran-ballistic-missile-test/
http://www.presstv.ir/Video/2015/10/11/432985/Iran-testfires-longrange-ballistic-missile