Monday, March 08, 2010

Iran's new short-range cruise missile

From AP:
Iran announced Sunday that it has started a new production line of highly accurate, short range cruise missiles, which would add a new element to the country's already imposing arsenal.

Gen. Ahmad Vahidi told Iranian state TV that the cruise missile, called Nasr 1, would be capable of destroying targets up to 3,000 tons in size.
For some reason, Google's autotranslate of the rocket name mentioned in Al Asharq al-Awsat calls it "Nasrallah-1."

"Nasr" means "victory," and I thought perhaps Iran intended a pun on the name of their Hezbollah leader friend in Lebanon. But it looks more like an auto-translate bug than anything else.