is a ballistic missile
developed indigenously by Iran
. With a range
of 1300km, it can reach Israel
, which has prompted concern in that nation. The missile
, based on the Nodong-1
, was tested from 1998
. It was added to the military
arsenal on July 7
, with an official unveiling by Ayatollah Khamenei
on July 20
. Iranian Defense Minister Admiral Shamkhani
has denied allegations that Iran plans to develop a Shahab-4.
The Shahab-3 was first seen in public on September 25, 1998 in Azadi Square, Tehran in a parade held to commemorate the Iranian Sacred Defence Week, anniversary of the beginning of the 1980-1988 Iran-Iraq war.