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      Archive: 10/16/2012

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        10/16/2012, Tishrei 30, 5773

      Iran Equips Speedboats with Anti-Ship Cruise Missiles

      Iran announced, Monday, that it has equipped boats with speeds over 30 knots/35mph/55Kmph with four kinds of anti-ship cruise missiles, according to the Fars News Agency. Deputy Defense Minister Mehdi Farah told Fars that a fifth cruise missile will be added in the near future.

      The missiles include the short-range, radar-guided Zafar (Triumph) intended for small and medium-sized targets, and the Nour (Light) long-range missile. The fifth missile, Qadir or Qader (Mighty) was first displayed during parades in September.