U.S. Government Report: Iran Could Develop an ICBM Capable of Reaching the U.S. by 2015


nuclear missileIran could develop and test an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) capable of reaching the U.S. by 2015. Since 2008, Iran has conducted multiple successful launches of the two-stage Safir space launch vehicle (SLV) and has also revealed the larger two-stage Simorgh SLV, which could serve as a test bed for developing ICBM technologies.

Since 2010, Iran has revealed the Qiam-1 short-range ballistic missile (SRBM), the fourth-generation Fateh-110 SRBM, and claims to be mass-producing anti-ship ballistic missiles (ASBMs).

Iran has modified its Shahab 3 medium-range ballistic missile (MRBM) to extend its range and effectiveness and also claims to have deployed the two-stage, solid-propellant Sejjil MRBM. Read the government report here.

{Andy Heller-Matzav.com Newscenter}