Iran Upgrades Missiles

New version of the Fateh-110 is quicker to launch and lasts longer


TEHRAN, Iran –  Iran's official news agency says the country has upgraded a short-range surface-to-surface ballistic missile just weeks after it was test-fired.

Tuesday's report by IRNA says President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad unveiled the new version of Fateh-110, or Conqueror.

IRNA says the new version has a quicker launch capability and longer life but gave no other details. It has been in service in Iran over the past decade.