BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:10 P.M.) – The Islamic Republic of Iran has tested their Qiam-1 missile in a ‘secret’ underground facility in an undisclosed location inside the Persian Gulf nation.

The Qiam-1 was modeled after the North Korean Scud missile, Hwasong-6; it entered Iranian military service in 2010.

This move by the Iranian military comes just weeks after the U.S. administration accused Iran of preparing to launch an attack on the American forces in the Middle East.

Iran maintains that their missile program is merely defensive, despite contrasting accusations from the U.S. and Israel.

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Walter Angelo Cimino
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Walter Angelo Cimino
2019-05-27 13:41

AVANTI IRAN

Daeshbags-Sux
Daeshbags-Sux
2019-05-28 16:47

B-52 dropping a 13.6 tons GBU-57 MOP (Massive Ordnance Penetrator) during a test :
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Daeshbags-Sux
Daeshbags-Sux
2019-05-28 17:50

GBU-57 MOP has been integrated on B-2 which carries two at once. B61 nuclear bomb Mod. 12 nuclear bunker-buster may be under development, Mod.11 which has similar features, it just hasn’t a pinpoint guidance system which will allow to use B-61 with its low-yield features. Using these unguided ust forces you to used the Mod.11 in 300 or 400 Kt mode while with 0.3 or 1.5 Kt, you’re likely to seriously limit the fallouts to the minimum… There are other more classic bunker-busters around : BLU-109 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BLU-109_bomb BLU-116 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BLU-116 BLU-118/B (thermobaric) https://tinyurl.com/y3y747h2 BLU-113/GBU-15/GBU-37 : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GBU-28 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GBU-37_GPS-Aided_Munition Well, those in this… Read more »

Daeshbags-Sux
Daeshbags-Sux
2019-05-28 15:53

No secret :
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Daeshbags-Sux
Daeshbags-Sux
2019-05-28 18:14

National Security Advisor John R. Bolton has just sent an email to IRGC boss-Salami.
“Thank you for the Qiam-1 launch, you made my day.”
??????????

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George King
2019-05-28 08:36

ran’s underground building capabilities seems on par with anything the Public ever sees in the West.

Daeshbags-Sux
Daeshbags-Sux
2019-05-28 16:09
Reply to  George King

The public never sees such facilities in the west, and for good reasons : there are none! Why?
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Daeshbags-Sux
Daeshbags-Sux
2019-05-28 16:42
Reply to  Daeshbags-Sux

In fact, even the silos are no more trendy : France and UK got rid from all theirs for several decades now, USA has just a very tiny number left, they closed theirs at the same time the rockets in reached their shelve date and are likely to do the same with the few remainders of these cold war relics too. Typical US silo complex : Titan : http://ww1.prweb.com/prfiles/2003/07/14/72460/titan.jpg Minuteman : MX Peacekeeper : As you see, no James Bond’s vilain huge underground ‘secret’ base… Most of the Titan/Minuteman complexes have been sold to civilians and are used as secured… Read more »

Kian
Kian
2019-05-28 01:52

Qiam is nothing like a Scud missile!!!

Daeshbags-Sux
Daeshbags-Sux
2019-05-28 17:50
Reply to  Kian

Qiam 1 is a mod of Shahab-2, itself a copy of NoKo Hwasong-6, derived from the Hwasong-5, itself a derivative of the Soviet R-17 Elbrus…
And R-17 Elbrus’ NATO designation is

SCUD…
Qiam is a Scud missile!!!