Farah: “Iran’s Missiles can be Launched from Boats”

25.10.2012 MENA
Farah: “Iran’s Missiles can be Launched from Boats”

Farah: “Iran’s Missiles can be Launched from Boats”

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Deputy Defense Minister and Head of Iran’s Aerospace Organization, General Mehdi Farah, said that “Our missiles can be launched from boats with speeds of over 30 knots, and these missiles include Zafar, Nasr, Nour and Qader.”

He added that Qadir missiles will also be added to the list in near future.

He underlined Iran’s growing missile capability as well as the special capabilities of Iran’s cruise and coast-to-sea missiles, and underlined high flexibility in the tactical use and missions of these missiles.

“The tactical use (and goals) of these missiles can vary in accordance with the type of threat.”

In May, Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Navy Rear Admiral Ali Fadavi said that Iran has allocated thousands of its speed boats for military purposes, adding that production of missile-launching speedboats is under Iran’s monopoly.

“All throughout the world, Iran is the only country that has speed vessels capable of firing (rockets and missile) at high speeds… We now have speedboats that can launch missiles as they traverse at a speed over 60km (per hour).”

Zafar (Triumph) is a short-range, anti-ship, radar guided missile capable of hitting and destroying small and medium-sized targets with high precision.

The missile can be mounted onto light and speed boats, enjoys a high capability in anti-electronic warfare and is highly destructive.

The anti-ship missile, called Nour (Light), is a long-range cruise missile manufactured by Iran and has already been mounted on several military gears.

Iran’s latest cruise missile production, Qader (Mighty), was displayed to the public during the military parades marking the Week of Sacred Defense in September


Source: Fars



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