TEHRAN (Iran News) – In a ceremony on Saturday, two projects were inaugurated with the presence of Chief of Staff of Iran’s Armed Forces Major General Mohamad Bagheri and Defense Minister Brigadier General Amir Hatami. The projects are the mass production line of advanced shoulder-launched missiles and also, centers for producing solid fuel to meet the demands of ground forces’ missiles.
The experience of four decades of the Islamic Revolution proves that the only path to development is becoming stronger, said Major General Bagheri, adding that the country’s defense industry has a decisive role in creating power and deterrence.
“This is actually one of the most unique product lines of short-range air defense missiles in the region and can fulfill the operational needs of the armed forces using advanced technologies in the fields of optics, guidance, and control,” he added.
First-generation of these shoulder-launched missiles were being imported to the country but today, the advanced generation of them is being manufactured in Iran, he said, noting that the missiles have different varieties with a range of around 5 kilometers that can counter various targets.
The top commander said that the missiles have successfully passed the advanced tests.
Pointing to the advanced technologies needed for producing such missiles, Bagheri said that only three or four countries in the world are equipped with the know-how of producing them. “However, today Iran has completely attained the technology and all the parts are being mass-produced inside the country.”
Last Month, The Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) tested long-range missiles and drones against land and sea targets in Iran’s fourth large-scale military show of force in two weeks amid tensions with the United States.
The IRGC on Saturday fired long-range ballistic missiles that traveled 1,800km (1,118 miles) and struck artificial targets in the northern part of the Indian Ocean.
IRGC commander-in-chief Hossein Salami said one of the elite military organization’s goals is to be able to target “enemy war vessels” including aircraft carriers.
- source : IRAN NEWS