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The role of Russia – and the Soviet Union before it – has been supplying key delivery systems for chemical warheads, including surface-to-surface Scud missiles. According to a September 2013 French intelligence assessment, Syria's Scud C missile can deliver sarin, VX and mustard agent some 500 km; ...
The Burkan-2H missile is a new design thought to be based on the Iranian Qiam 1/Scud-C, Iranian Shahab-2/Scud-C, or Scud-D. No matter which way you slice it, the Burkan-2H is thought to be a descendant of Soviet missile technology, but with modifications that make it harder to intercept.

The Shahab-2 is an Iranian copy of the liquid-fueled Scud-C missile. Reportedly, the Qiam can fly an estimated 600-800 km while carrying a separating warhead that weighs up to 750 kilograms. These range and payload specifications mean that the Qiam (and the Burkan) can carry a nuclear payload.
The No Dong is a medium-range mobile liquid-fueled missile that is believed to have been derived from the Hwasong-6 (Scud-C). North Korea has sold the same missile to Iran (where it is called the Shahab-3) and Pakistan (where is is called Gahuri). According to some sources, Syria began purchasing ...
An article published by Jane's in September 2007 would sketch out a very different explanation, which is generally accepted today with slight variations: Syrian and Iranian engineers had been loading mustard gas, a chemical weapon which causes horrifying blistering on skin contact, into a Scud-C ballistic ...

US officials also said that the missile body was made of aluminum alloy and not steel, a fact that weapons experts said pointed to the missiles being Qiams rather than the more rudimentary Scud C of the sort North Korea is known to have delivered to Yemen in 2002. “When they made the Qiam, the Iranians ...
Later, South Korean Defense Minister Yi Ki-paek claims that North Korea conducted a test of a long-range guided missile (Scud-C prototype) north of the city of Wonsan in Hamgyong-Namdo. 1988. North Korea upgrades “the Scud-B” to Scud-C program to increase the missile's range to 373 miles (600 km).

Today, North Korea is thought to possess in the range of 900 SRBMs, which include Scud-Bs, but also newer Scud-C and Scud 2 missiles (also known as the KN04, or extended range Scud). This year's introduction of the KN18 and KN21 suggests that North Korea's missile engineers are making important ...
During the 1990s, Egypt's defensive capabilities were enhanced by Mubarak's purchases of Scud-C missiles from North Korea. These procurements encouraged North Korean scientists to assist Egypt's Scud-C missile production program during the late 1990s and early 2000s. More recently, Iran's ballistic ...
One of the most infamous missiles of the modern era, the Scud short-range ballistic missile was developed as a nuclear asset for Soviet commanders during the Cold War. Today, more than six decades later, the Scud's DNA has been scattered worldwide, found in ballistic missiles from North Korea to Iran.
Early on Tuesday morning, North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) announced that Kim Jong-un had supervised the test of a new kind of short-range ballistic missile featuring precision terminal guidance on Monday. According to KCNA, the new missile tested contained a “precision control ...
Scud-C missiles already have South Korea within range, and Pyongyang is seen as testing South Korea's new liberal President Moon Jae-in, who has called for a more conciliatory approach to North Korea by resuming humanitarian assistance. The latest missile launch is also seen as a countermeasure ...


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