Baku, Azerbaijan, Feb. 24
By Umid Niayesh, Saeed Isayev - Trend:
Iran has unveiled its indigenous smart missile guidance system for ballistic missiles, which possesses high precision of hitting targets, Iranian IRIB news agency reported on Feb. 24.
The new system supplies point targeting ability in the sea and ground for Iran's new missile systems.
Ability to overcome the anti-missile systems as well as pinpoint accuracy are outstanding features of the new system.
Iran also has unveiled smart composite armor (liquid armor) which can be used in military vehicles.
The armor is based on technology of liquid armor and is made from unique fibbers. It can resist steel core anti-armor bullets. It also increases mobility of the armed forces, by reducing the weight of some armor (like Kevlar vest), making its weight by 76 percent.
Liquid Armor is a material that is liquid under low or normal pressure and solid under high pressure. This liquid is made with polyethylene glycol and the solid part is made of nano-particles of silica. This liquid is soaked into all the layers of a Kevlar vest.
In Dec. 2013, Iranian defense minister, brigadier general Hossein Dehqan said that the country's military experts have enhanced the precision of domestically-designed and manufactured long-range and ballistic missiles to the level that the projectiles can strike targets with pinpoint accuracy.
On November 11, 2013, deputy commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Brigadier General Hossein Salami said Iranian missiles enjoy high precision against point targets, and they are capable of targeting moving vessels in the sea.
On Feb. 9, Iran test-fired two ballistic missiles, naming it as a response to the U.S. officials' statements that the military option against Iran is still on the table.