Baku, Azerbaijan, April 14
By Umid Niayesh - Trend:
Senior Iranian commander says that the vessels of the country's navy have been equipped with the home-made cruise missiles.
"Ghadir" cruise missiles have been mounted on both Navy destroyers and missile-launching warships and they are also used as coast-to-sea missiles, Navy Commander Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari said, the country's Fars news agency reported on April 14.
Sayyari went on to say that Ghadir is a surface-to-surface missile which can be launched both from navy vessels and coast.
The commander also said that Ghadir has a longe range, more destructive fire power and higher precision compared to the Navy's current, similar Nour and Qader missiles.
Iranian media outlets report that Iran has made great achievements in its defense sector and attained self-sufficiency in producing essential military equipment and systems in recent years.
Tehran established an arms development program during the Iran-Iraq war in the 1980s to counter the weapons embargo imposed on it by the U.S. and its Western allies.
Since 1992, Iran has been manufacturing its own tanks, armored personnel carriers, missiles, radars, boats, submarines and fighter planes. Iran also unveiled its first domestically-manufactured long-range Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) in 2010.