Iranian Navy to Get Long-Range Cruise Missiles Soon

FNA Photo: Tasnim26.08.2020 North America
Iranian Navy to Get Long-Range Cruise Missiles Soon

Iranian Navy to Get Long-Range Cruise Missiles Soon

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Iranian Navy Commander Rear Admiral Hossein Khanzadi said that the newly unveiled Martyr Abu Mahdi cruise missiles with a range of 1,000 kilometers will be delivered to the Navy in the near future.

He noted that Iran has domestically built Ghader and Ghadir missiles with a range of 300 km, Fars News Agency (FNA) reported.

According to Khanzadi, the cruise missile called Martyr Abu-Mahdi with a range of 1,000 km will be delivered to the Navy in the near future. He emphasized that designing hypersonic missiles is a priority for Iran’s Armed Forces.

Iran on Thursday unveiled several home-made defense equipment, including a long-range ballistic missile and a cruise missile system.

The two missiles, designed and manufactured by Iranian experts, were unveiled on the occasion the National Defense Industry Day in Iran. The unveiling ceremony was held in the presence of Iranian President Hassan Rouhani via video conference.

Speaking at the event broadcast live on TV, Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Amir Hatami said the country had inaugurated a surface-to-surface ballistic missile with a range of 1,400 kilometers named after top anti-terror commander Lieutenant General Qassem Soleimani, who was martyred by the US military in January.

Iran has also developed a cruise missile, named Martyr Abu Mahdi, which has a range of over 1,000 kilometers, he said.

“The country’s achievements in the defense industry over the past four decades are not comparable to any other period,” General Hatami said, describing the accomplishments as a “basis for military self-reliance and a must for maintaining the country’s independence”.

Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis was also assassinated along with General Soleimani and a number of their comrades in a US drone raid near the Baghdad International Airport on January 3, 2020.

Commenting on the new achievement’s features, Iran’s Deputy Defense Minister Brigadier General Qassem Taqizadeh said the speed of the Martyr Qassem Soleimani missiles makes their interception impossible.

He added that the cruise missile is capable of flying at a low altitude and getting around the enemy’s missile systems.

The Iranian defense chief further said that the domestically-built training jets, dubbed Yasin, A-90 and Fajr-3 are undergoing their final tests and will soon enter service.

He said that Iran has begun the mass production of its first indigenous turbo jet engine, dubbed Owj, which was unveiled in 2016.

Pointing to the inauguration of the production line of the domestically-manufactured Kowsar fighter jet, General Hatami said the country will soon deliver another three of the jets to the country’s Air Force.

The fourth-generation fighter jets were unveiled back in July 2017 and showcased to the international audience at MAKS air show in Moscow.

Also, in the ceremony, Owj turbofan engine assembly line was opened and a drone exhibition was inaugurated.

Furthermore, a light-weight fourth-generation turbofan engine that is used in advanced drones was put on display. The engine will remarkably boost the Iranian aviation power and upgrade the engine of drones.

Iranian Armed Forces recently test-fire different types of newly-developed missiles and torpedoes and tested a large number of home-made weapons, tools and equipment, including submarines, military ships, artillery, choppers, aircrafts, UAVs and air defense and electronic systems, during massive military drills.

 
 



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