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Iran shows off new cruise missile

Ahmadinejad unveils Ghader missile capable of destroying warships, with range of 124 miles

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 US military bases in the Gulf.


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



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