Iran Begins Mass Production of Qadir Cruise Missiles

FNA18.03.2015 Products
Iran Begins Mass Production of Qadir Cruise Missiles

Iran Begins Mass Production of Qadir Cruise Missiles

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Iran started Saturday mass production of its long-range “Qadir” cruise missiles in a ceremony participated by Defense Minister Brigadier General Hossein Dehqan and other high-ranking Iranian Commanders, Fars News Agency (FNA) reported.

Dehqan said Qadir missiles can be rapidly deployed to show reaction in a short time, while they enjoy other capabilities such as low flying altitude, high navigation precision, high targeting precision, high destruction power, highly advanced anti-electronic warfare and anti-jamming systems, advanced radar systems and the capability of being fired from different types of vessels and helicopters.

Stressing that the Iranian Defense Ministry stands atop the region in manufacturing different types of home-made missiles, he said, “The high precision, rapid reaction and high quality of these important products have incredibly increased the Armed Forces' combat power in the sky, sea and ground.”

The Iranian Armed Forces recently test-fired 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.

Iran successfully tested second generation of Sejjil missiles and brought it into mass production in 2013. Also earlier this month, Iran unveiled a new long-range ground-to-ground cruise missile system, named “Soumar”.

Iran's surface-to-surface Sejjil missile, the long-range Shahab-3 ballistic missile which has a range of up to 2,000 km, and Zelzal and Fateh missiles have all been developed by the Aerospace Organization of the Defense Industries.

Dehqan also announced the mass delivery of Qadr and Qiyam long-range ballistic missiles to the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps’ (IRGC) Aerospace Force, and said these missiles are capable of destroying different types of targets under any type of conditions due to their tactical capability, sustainability in the battleground and radar-evading features.

He also announced that the Defense Ministry would deliver upgraded versions of these long-range and high-precision missiles to the Iranian military forces next year.

Commander of the IRGC Navy Rear Admiral Ali Fadavi also announced on Saturday that “in addition to their deployment in our coasts, Qadir cruise missiles have also been mounted on IRGC vessels and helicopters.”

Source: FNA

 

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