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Iran launches new short-range missile production line

Society Materials 27 January 2013 12:49
Iran inaugurated the production line for a new short-range missile system, named "Ya Zahra" on Sunday, the Mehr News Agency quoted Defense Minister Ahmad Vahidi as saying.
Iran launches new short-range missile production line

Azerbaijan, Baku, Jan. 27 / Trend F.Mehdi/

Iran inaugurated the production line for a new short-range missile system, named "Ya Zahra" on Sunday, the Mehr News Agency quoted Defense Minister Ahmad Vahidi as saying.

Large scale production of another air defense system, named Mersad, started, simultaneously.

The "Ya Zahra" system has the ability to identify, target, and destroy kinds of planes, helicopters, and drones, Vahidi said.

The Mersad system is also equipped with sophisticated radar signal processing technology, an advanced launcher, and electronic equipment for guidance and target acquisition.

Iran is now among the world's top five countries in terms of diversified defense systems, he noted.

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