February 11, 2008:
Iran has provided
Syria with strap-on intertial guidance systems for the Zelzal 2 missiles it
provided earlier. The Zelzal 2 is an Iranian version of the 40 year old Russian FROG missile. This was a large,
unguided, rocket, with a range of about
65 kilometers. The rocket spun rapidly after launch, stabilizing its
trajectory, and enabling it to land within about 800 meters of its aim point.
The new Iranian guidance kit, enables the Zelzal 2 (which has a range of 250
kilometers) to land within a hundred meters of its target. The Zelzal 2 weighs 3.5 tons, has a half ton
warhead and can hit most major cities in Israel, when fired from Syria (who
have chemical warheads for these missiles).