Ahmadinejad: Advanced missile testfired
Iran launched an advanced surface-to surface missile called 'Sejjil-2', the country's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said on Wednesday. According to IRNA, Ahmadinejad stated the surface-to-surface missile was launched Wednesday morning in the province of Semnan and successfully hit its pre-determined target.
The missile which belongs to the advanced generation of surface-to-surface missiles was first tested in November, 2008.
The Sejjil missile has a range of almost 2,000 kilometers and is different from Shahab-3 missile. It operates in two stages and uses solid fuel, whereas, Shahab-3 missile is one-stage operator and uses liquid fuel. In addition, according to the report by the news agency, Sejjil's range is longer than Shahab-3.