Iran Unveils New Long-Range Cruise Missile+ PHOTOS

Iran Unveils New Long-Range Cruise Missile+ PHOTOS
Sun Mar 8, 2015 16:09:28

Iran’s defense minister on Sunday unveiled a homegrown long-range cruise missile, dubbed ‘Soumar’.

"Soumar long-range ground-to-ground cruise missile system has been designed and built by experts of the defense ministry's aerospace industries organization," Defense Minister Brigadier General Hossein Dehqan told reporters after the unveiling ceremony.

"Soumar enjoys modern technologies in navigation, propulsion and structure."

He said the domestically-made missile can hit a broad range of targets in all circumstances thanks to its high tactical capabilities, long survival over the battlefield and radar-evading properties.

The minister referred to the production of Soumar as an “effective step” in boosting the country’s defensive and deterrent power.

Dehqan further announced the mass delivery of two long-range ballistic missiles, Qadr and Qiam, to the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Aerospace Force.

The Qadr ballistic missile and the Qiam mid-range missile are capable of carrying diverse types of blast-fragmentation warheads.

The two missiles can detonate a broad range of targets

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

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



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