Iran starts Mass Production of Cruise Missiles

JNN 08 April 2011 : Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Ahmad Vahidi says the country will inaugurate the production line of new domestically-manufactured cruise missiles in the near future.

“Iran’s Defense Ministry will unveil important arms, marine, aerospace and electro-optic achievements in the new Iranian calendar year (started on March 21),” Fars news agency quoted General Vahidi as saying in the western Iranian city of Kermanshah on Thursday.

In recent years, Iran has made great achievements in the defense sector and attained self-sufficiency in producing essential military equipment and systems.

In January, Iran successfully test-fired surface-to-air mid-range Hawk missile and the Iranian Defense Ministry delivered new naval cruise missile systems to the Navy.

The systems, designed and manufactured by Iranian experts, are capable of spotting and destroying different targets at sea.

The Navy has successfully test-fired a range of powerful missiles mounted with laser technology, which display high precision and have a range of 45 km (28 miles) to 300 km (186 miles).

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