Qiam 1 Missile

Iran test fires surface-to-surface missile

(AFP) – Defence Minister Ahmad Vahidi announced on Friday that Iran has test fired a surface-to-surface missile, Qiam, a day before it is due to launch its Russian-built first nuclear power plant. State television showed images of the sand coloured Qiam (Rising) blasting into the air from a desert terrain, amid chants of "Allahu Akbar" (God is greatest). The words "Ya Mahdi" were written on the side of the missile, referring to Imam Mahdi, one of the 12 imams of Shiite Islam, who disappeared as a boy and whom the faithful believe will return one day to bring redemption to mankind. Vahidi, whose speech during Friday prayers in Tehran was broadcast on television, did not say when the launch took place nor did he reveal the precise range of the missile >>>


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Thank you, Hoshang. Go, Go,Go!

by ComraidsConcubine on

Thank you for your posts (in general). 'Had attempted cybersuicide because of all the....petrifying tosh ( I used to love Tosh). Unfortunately resurrected.

I so hope that you are right, I mean New Left (Review*) , and judging by your other posts - and facts, I love -  I think you may well be...


Some ideas are so stupid that only an intellectual could believe them. - Orwell




*What's Tariq Ali doing there?


Mr/Mrs no fear: as you mentioned "legs spread wide"......

by yousef on

Can you share your experience of gaining green card/passport, in your current country of abode in the kafir west? so long as it is not too explicit. It would be extremely useful info for scores of like minded bassijis looking for  means of scaping Iran and settling in Kafir west, before things get too hot back in Iran:)



Lectures on "patriotism"

by AMIR1973 on

Lectures on "patriotism" coming from West-residing Groupies of an anti-Iranian, anti-nationalist, anti-democratic, and anti-Western terrorist regime aren't worth one Rial (and we know what has happened to the Rial's value since 1979  :-)

Cheers, O IRI Groupies  .-) 

maziar 58


by maziar 58 on

instead of waste of Iranian money toward feeding the Iranians for a better standard of living pointing toy rocket to SAMAVAT will land nowhere ; the martians are friend and no one lives in the moon.

SARGORD & NO FEAR I'm not anti Iran or what not

I do not "put Watermellon under their arms"if the terms means any thing close to dare and chicken games in english.

Iranians "needs NO MORE war" CAPISCE ?  


No Fear


by No Fear on

Don't waste your time with these Anti Iran cheerleaders with their legs spread as wide as the distance between US and our Meehan. Their love for Iran must be somewhere in the middle, its not in their hearts. lol

It seems this missile is a prototype. Its a very strange one. While it points to major improvements in guidance systems, it seemed it went a step backward for choosing the liquid fuel for the engine.

But then again, as you pointed out, maybe they are working on a new fuel mixture. 

But why invest in liquid fuels when they already have the know hows on how to make solid fuel engines?

Sargord Pirouz

Funny, COP. :) To answer

by Sargord Pirouz on

Funny, COP. :)

To answer your questions, one of the available photos provides technicians prepping the SSM while erect on the TEL. Using that as a reference, scale and size can be determined.

Also, the color of the rocket engine's flame suggests a different mixture is being used.

The fact that there aren't any fins (Vector Thrust Stabilization instead of Aerodynamic Stabilization) suggests a better fit with the Simorgh SLV project's lower stage.

You know, I realize you guys' only interest here is to knock the country you cut and ran from many years ago. But if you do have serious technical questions, I will answer them to the best of my ability. I only wish you had something informative or substantive to offer, other than the usual mundane anti-Iran cheerleading. 


Ahmad Vahidi, this little

by Arthimis on

Ahmad Vahidi, this little punk is I.R.'s defense minister??? What a joke... In az hamashoon khali-band tareh... Aslan nemidoneh mooshak chieh... Ajab Khali-bandieh...  LOL :D

PS, Tanha Ghiami keh khahid deed monfajer misheh, Ghiam Melat Bozorg Iran bar zede Jomhori Eslami khahad bood, Tick-Tock, Tick-Tock, we are waiting...

Free Iran.



by Arthimis on

Cyclicforward jaan,

Funniest comment... LOL :D

Az ghadeem o nadeem goftand: " Khali-bandan dar jahan sanaat-garand..." and this one is a very dillusional and backwarded one like his Idol, The miserable I.R and Co.... LOL.

Sargoosfand (LOL) is a lost soul... 


Where did you get all that information sargoosfand

by cyclicforward on

Just by looking at this antique you can make such a detailed comment. What are you a rocket scientist or as usual a Khaliband.

Sargord Pirouz

Thanks Mehrdadm. I'm looking

by Sargord Pirouz on

Thanks Mehrdadm.

I'm looking at this, and have two observations:

1) It is a more compact design than the Shahab series.

2) It appears to be a more efficient design to, say, attach to the Simorgh SLV/arrangement. That could represent a "Qiam" moment in Iranian rocket design.

Incredible, these technological advances, all the while being the target of economic warfare (sanctions) by the US and West. 


Mardom Mazloom

With "Ya Mahdi" in its front, did it land in Jamkaran ?

by Mardom Mazloom on

چو ایران نباشد، تن من مباد

Dariush A

Amen !!!

by Dariush A on

Amen !!!


Well said Hoshang!

by Agha_Irani on

I hate these islamist low lifes polluting IC with their garbage propaganda.

I look forward to the end of the islamist regime so at least this and other sites are freed from  the propaganda when the intelligence ministry won't be funding their "soft war" efforts.


Red Wine


by Red Wine on

هوشنگ جان، خودت را ناراحت نکن،این‌ها حتی فارسی‌ هم بلد نیستند بخوانند،ایرانی نیستند که پارس زبان باشند !

اینها چند نفر هستند که خوش مقامند در جای تلخک و زهرک ، قاعده دیگر جز این برای شخصی‌ که خود نوکر باشد ..نیست !

خدا شما را برای ما حفظ کنند.


Dariush A

I agree.

by Dariush A on

I agree.

Hoshang Targol


by Hoshang Targol on

Iranian people's Qiam against you thugs has been under way for a while now. If you didn't have you head up your ( you know what), you might have noticed it.

Your days are numbered, enjoy your last ( death pangs) days.

In the name of brave,undefeated Iranian people. Our march towards freedom is unstoppable.



by revor on

Those planes filled with money? US Dollars?



I can see almost his ugly face peeking from his hell hole

by عموجان on

Emam Zaman!



A friendly advice....

by yousef on

to the agents of islamist regime of Iran here.

Are you guys really as crazy as you sound?

Dont make these stupid comments. Do you want to get deported from  US, canada, Europe back to South Lebanon? Consider yourself as lucky to be here. i was back in Iran about 4 months ago, and I can tell you all the bassijis would love to be in your shoes, having a house in west, plus a Gas station or Kebab business. As for your Arch paymaster, Khalifa Khamene and his vazir ahmadinezhadi, Both have money laden plane on standbye to scape Iran to Syria in case US or Israel attack.

Now be good boys and girls, and dont forget your daily doses prozacs either.



To me

by revor on

It seems that it is a modified Shahab 2 but the guidance section is rather small... So it could be a Modified SCUD C

More Missle types than missles? is that possible?



part 2

by mehrdadm on

Sargord Pirouz

There's a second video that

by Sargord Pirouz on

There's a second video that shows the actual impact of the Qiam-1 SRBM. 

Upgraded Fateh type SRBM is also slated for tests.

An interesting development that will certainly enhance Iran's defense doctrine based on deterrence. You have to hand it to them: Iranian rocket scientists and engineers continue to impress with their many ongoing achievements.  


yeeeeeeeeeeeeee haaaawwwwwww

by IRI on

deh biya. I mean in the name of God.