Iran Tests Next Generation Rockets (UPDATED)

Iran Materials 12 November 2008 16:15 (UTC +04:00)

The Iranian armed forces test next rockets of 'land-land' class, as a stage of their defence policy. The name of the new rocket is Sigil. According to IRNA, Iranian Defence Minister Mustafa Mohammad Najar attended the rocket testing process. The test was successful.  According to the Defence Minister, the rockets have two engines and tank for combined solid fuel. Rockets have high fly and launching speed.

'The testing of Sigil rocket had been planned since 2007, and the test does not have any relation to the current situation," Najar said.