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Iranians Make Roomier Medium-Range Missile

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Jane's Defense reports that Iran has expanded the payload delivery capacity of its Shahab 3A medium-range ballistic missile - the one it says is the most likely among its missile designs to carry a nuclear warhead. Israeli officials say that the now larger nose section can separate after launch and appears very much like the Russian SS-9 equivalent. One official said that the missile appears the work of "seasoned missile engineers, probably Russian, rather than experimental beginners."

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