Iran shows off new cruise missile

August 23, 2011 9:15:48 AM PDT
Tehran has put on display a new Iranian-made cruise missile, which it says has a range of 124 miles and is capable of destroying a warship.

The cruise missile, designed for sea-based targets, is the latest addition to Iran's growing arsenal.

President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad attended a ceremony Tuesday that showed off the weapon, dubbed "Ghader," or "Capable" in Farsi.

Iranian state TV says it can travel at low altitudes and has a lighter weight and smaller dimensions.

Iran has an array of short and medium-range ballistic missiles capable of hitting targets in the region, including Israel and U.S. military bases in the Gulf.

In 2010, Tehran displayed other Iranian-made cruise missiles but with a shorter range.

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