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Iran Develops Laser-Guided Artillery

RIA Novosti

19:37 30/01/2012 MOSCOW, January 30 (RIA Novosti) - Iran has developed smart, laser-guided artillery projectiles capable of hitting moving targets at a distance of up to 20 kilometers, Iranian Defense Minister Ahmad Vahidi said on Monday.

The ammunition, designated Basir, is designed to destroy tanks, military vehicles, bridges, and other moving or non-moving targets with high precision, Vahidi was quoted by Press TV as saying.

It is also capable of identifying and locating targets.

He did not provide details on the shell’s specifications.

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