This is coolbert:
Thanks to the tip from Al Jazeera we have this info. The Sytrian now using a surface-to-surface missiles of devastating explosive power and range. NO warning as was also the case for the German V-2 of the World War Two era.
An Iranian supplied Fateh-110 variant called in Syria the "M-600 or Tashreen".
This is a case of using the sledgehammer to smash the eggshell? Entire rebellious villages in denied territory laid waste in an instant. The Tashreem very accurate.
"Fateh-110 . . . is a single-stage solid-propellant, surface-to-surface missile with at least a 200 km range . . . The initial range of the missile was 200 km but in September 2004 it was announced that it had been extended to 250 km and if needed it could be increased further. Fateh-110 has a range of 300km in its fourth generation which was unveiled in 2012."
Range, warhead size and speed given as: 250 km, 450 kg [1000 pounds], Mach 3.7.
That Fateh-110 having a sophisticated guidance system consisting of "Inertial & electro-optical terminal" and perhaps GPS!
From a forum we have these comments regarding that "Electro-optical &/or GPS":
"It's interesting that the Iranian pamphlet indicates "Electro-optical &/or GPS":as the guidance system for Fateh-110."
"An optical seeker warhead basically compares imagery from the on-board target seeker with stored photographs of the target image in its guidance computer to achieve greater accuracy during the terminal stages of a warhead's flight.The GPS functions as a backup or as a double check (it could be that the Iranian GPS used does not have US military accuracy)."
The Chinese now do have their own GPS in orbit and operational?
"Interestingly enough Russians developed a very precise electro-optical seeker for old Scud-B's.A newly upgraded version of it is now deployed on Iskander E short-range ballistic missiles. Indian army was very motivated to procure that technology back in 2001."
As supplied by the Iranian to the dictator more than anything else the usage of the Fateh-110 allows for "field testing" of an entire weapons system in a manner not normally possible until actual hostilities commence. Hezbollah also has this weapon system and is playing close attention? I fear it is so.