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MRBMMedium-Range Ballistic Missile
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officials believed Pakistan provided equipment, including gas centrifuges, for the North Korean uranium enrichment program, in return for North Korea's supply of Nodong MRBMs to Pakistan by 1998.
Treaty prohibits the United States and Russia from possessing any MRBM
Therefore, estimates of some of Iran's MRBM tests may be based on observing missiles fired non-optimally, such as in a lofted trajectory that sends missiles higher than they would be relative to an optimal ballistic trajectory.
Iran is using these goods and technologies to achieve its goal of becoming self-sufficient in the production of MRBMs. The foreign equipment obtained in 1997 will be essential for achieving that goal." (155)
Iran conducted military and missile exercises from September 27--28, 2009 in which it reportedly launched the Shahab-3 MRBM and the new solid-fueled Sejil-2 MRBM.
Meanwhile, a nuclear non-weapon state and a long-time NATO ally like Turkey developing an interest in MRBM capability constitutes enough of an anomaly, for which a good strategic explanation has so far been lagging.
"A medium-range target ballistic missile (MRBM) was air-launched by a U.S.
It indicated in a statement that the launch of a single ballistic missile "was tracked until it landed in the Sea of Japan." "Initial assessments indicate that the type of missile was a KN-15 medium-range ballistic missile (MRBM)," the statement noted.
During the test, the missile is expected to engage a Medium-Range Ballistic Missile (MRBM) target.
In early 1997 the SHIG unveiled a prototype of Shahab-3 C with a range of 2,000 km, Iranian's medium-range ballistic missile (MRBM).
All weapon systems ranging from the small tactical NASR which is a 60 km range light weight nuclear missile, to the colossal Shaheen-II or Shaheen-III MRBM having weights in excess of 25,000 kgms and ranges upto 2,750 km have remained secure in the custody of the armed forces strategic commands.