Baku, Azerbaijan, April 28
By Umid Niayesh - Trend:
Iranian Army's Ground Force received a new home-made liquid fuel missile.
Deputy Army Commander Brigadier General Kioumars Heydari said the new missile not only enjoys high precision against point targets but is capable of locking on targets and following them through to destruction, Iranian Tasnim news agency reported on April 28.
The commander went on to say that the new missile has a 300 kilometres range and more destructive power.
No name has been picked for the missile yet, Heydari said, adding that in the near future more details about the missile will be unveiled.
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.
Edited by C.N.