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Upgraded version of Sejil-2 missile test-fired successfully

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Tehran, Dec 16, IRNA – An upgraded version of the 'Sejil-2' missile was test-fired on Wednesday hitting its pre-determined target successfully.

The missile was launched in the presence of Defense Minister Ahmad Vahidi who said that the significance of the new Sejil-2 missile is that “it is impossible to destroy it by anti-missile rockets.”

The launching time of the new Sejil-2 missile is shorter than its original type and this would increase its deterrent effect, Vahidi said before launching the new missile.

He added that the missile was upgraded by experts of the Iranian defense industry to promote the country’s defensive power.

The new Sejil-2 which belongs to the advanced generation of surface-to-surface missiles, operates in two stages with solid fuel, said the minister.

He said that the upgraded missile “is considered as a great development in Iran’s defense industry increasing the country’s technical and tactical powers.”

Vahidi stressed that the new Sejil-2 would be used only to defend peace, security and stability both in Iran and in the entire region.

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