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Iran Says New Weapon to Intercept Stealth stealth

Any military technology intended to make vehicles or missiles nearly invisible to enemy radar or other electronic detection. Research in antidetection technology began soon after radar was invented.
 Cruise missiles cruise missile, low-flying, continuously powered offensive missile designed to evade defense systems. Although the German V-1 (1944) was a simple cruise missile, the cruise missile did not realize its potential until the 1970s, when the United States sought to  Been Developed

Iran said on Sunday it had developed weapons systems to intercept stealth cruise missiles, state-run Press TV reported. Israel and the United States United States, officially United States of America, republic (2005 est. pop. 295,734,000), 3,539,227 sq mi (9,166,598 sq km), North America. The United States is the world's third largest country in population and the fourth largest country in area.  have not ruled out possible military action if diplomatic efforts fail to curb an Iranian nuclear program the West suspects could yield atomic weapons.

Iran insists it seeks only to generate electrical power. "The Iranian air force has managed to build tens of anti-aircraft batteries and missile systems in addition to sophisticated radar systems," said General Ahmad Miqani, an air defense commander, quoted by Iran's English-language satellite news network. "Today, the military is able to both detect stealth cruise missiles and destroy them," the television quoted Miqani as saying. He gave no further details. Cruise missiles are designed to fly low to their targets, hugging the contours Contours may mean:
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 of the land to avoid radar.
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Title Annotation:Today's News Highlights
Publication:The Daily Middle East Reporter (Beirut, Lebanon)
Geographic Code:7IRAN
Date:Sep 7, 2009
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