British experts say Iran’s new missile victory is very similar with the Chinese C704
Iranian military exercises launched in the domestic anti-ship missiles
China-made C-704 air-launched anti-ship missiles
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starting from April 22 Iranian Revolutionary Guard and armed forces in the Persian Gulf and the Strait of Hormuz to start three-day “Great Prophet” military exercises, a number of Iranian-made weapons have appeared. However, the U.S. Associated Press reported a 23, but no reason to Iran recently launched a new missile to link the relationship with China.
article, entitled “China’s missile factory opened in Iran”, a reference to revised British missile expert, Robert Nathan’s statement, earlier last month that Iran has started mass production of “victory” (Nasr ) -1 anti-ship missiles. For “Jane’s Defense Weekly” article written analysis, that such missiles and repair Sen C-704 missiles, China’s “very similar.”
C-704 missiles are not so mysterious weapon. As a dedicated export of equipment, it is early in the 2006 Zhuhai Air Show has been on public display. Analysis of domestic and international media at the time said the missile hit the high precision and more powerful, able to fight against 1000 tons to 4000 ton ship, but the range is shorter, usually only suitable for coastal defense.
Sen repair analysis, mainly controlled by the Iranian Revolutionary Guard missile industry in recent years, rapid progress, largely due to “interaction with other countries.” However, Iranian-made equipment is also a breed apart – for example, Iran’s earlier launch of the “Noor” (Noor) anti-ship missiles, the West has repeatedly said to the Chinese C-802 missiles imitation, but compared with the latter “Noor,” the longer range, and improved BVR attack capability.
4 21, Pentagon spokesman made it clear that “does not exclude the possibility of military action against Iran,” the Iraqi army immediately launched a large-scale military exercises, a move seen as hard-line stance of the United States fight back. As the “victory” -1 missile has a low cost, the advantages of easy production, after a large number of troops to help improve Iran’s coastal defense system. If the powerful U.S. fleet to provoke a war, Iraq position by the shore, boats, etc., missile blockade the Strait of Hormuz, to fight for their own room for maneuver.
any case, as a common tactical weapons, “victory” -1 missile impact at the strategic level is negligible. In fact, after the Islamic Revolution, the United States and Russia (Soviet Union) have provided similar equipment to Iran, some Western people now deliberately played up “China factor”, how many there are in China and put pressure on the issue of sanctions against Iraq means. However, repair Sen Robert also admitted that China’s help on Iran’s military industry should not be exaggerated, especially in the critical situation of the region’s long-range ballistic missile project, “Tehran almost did not get anything from the Chinese side.”
HD Photo: Iran’s Revolutionary Guards test-fired five missiles in military exercises and hit the target