Air Weapons: Iran's Late Laser Bomb


September 12, 2006: Iran announced it has developed its first laser guided bomb. The 2,000 pound "Qassed" uses laser bomb technology pioneered by the United States four decades ago. Iran has had access to laser bomb technology, from American and Russian bombs they have possessed. The technology of guided bombs is not all that complex, and has been around since World War II. Thus Iran is believed to have had home made laser guided bombs for some time, but it has not publicized them. The reason may be development problems, which may explain why Iran has not tried to export the many high-tech Iranian made weapons it has announced.


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