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The Shahab-3 is a medium-range ballistic missile developed by Iran and based on the Nodong-1. The Shahab-3 has a range of 1,280 kilometres; a MRBM variant can now reach 1,930 kilometres. It was tested from 1998 to 2003 and added to the military arsenal on July 7, 2003, with an official unveiling by Khamenei on July 20. The forerunners to this missile include the Shahab-1 and Shahab-2. The then-Iranian Defense Minister Admiral Shamkhani has denied that Iran plans to develop a Shahab-4. Some successors to the Shahab have longer range and are also more maneuverable. Operating under the Sanam Industrial Group, which is part of the Defense Industries Organization of Iran, the Shahid Hemmat Industrial Group, led the development of the Shahab missile. (via Freebase)