Iran Navy mounts cruise missiles on vessels: Cmdr.

Iran Navy mounts cruise missiles on vessels: Cmdr.
Mon Apr 14, 2014 17:31:45

The Iranian Navy has equipped its vessels and coastal defense units with a domestically developed state-of-the-art cruise missile, says a top commander.

“Ghadir cruise missiles have been mounted on both destroyers and missile-launching warships of the Navy, and they are also used as coast-to-sea missiles,” said Iranian Navy Commander Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari on Monday.

He said that Ghadir missiles, which can be fired both from vessels and from the coast, have already been delivered to the Navy.

Ghadir cruise missiles enjoy great precision and high destructive power in comparison to other types of missiles already manufactured in the country, the commander underlined.

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

Iran has so far designed and manufactured a variety of indigenous missiles, including Sayyad-2, Khalij-e-Fars (Persian Gulf), Mehrab (Altar), Ra'd (Thunder), Qader (Mighty), Nour (Light) and Zafar (Triumph).

Tehran has repeatedly assured other nations that its military might poses no threat to other countries since the Islamic Republic’s defense doctrine is based entirely on deterrence.


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