Iran and Syria Manufacture Scud Missiles

'With the help of North Korea, Syria is making final preparations to begin manufacture of Scud-C missiles. According to the Israeli newspaper 'Davar,' the range of these surface-to-surface missiles will be 500 kilometers (310 miles) and, when fired from the Golan [Heights], even from the current border, they would be a threat to vital Israeli installations.

'Iran is already manufacturing Scud-B missiles, which have a range of 300 kilometers (186 miles), assembling the missile using North Korean components. Iran also possesses Scud-C missiles, and is about to equip itself with the North Korean 'Nudong 1' surface-to-surface missile, which has a range of 1,000 kilometers (620 miles).

'In addition, according to 'Davar' Iran has plans to develop an upgrade package for the Scud-B, which would extend its flight range without reducing the size of its warhead, and possibly even enlarging it.'

-- Twentieth Century Watch, February 1995.