Iran’s Navy supplied with new cruise missile
Baku, Azerbaijan, Nov. 29
By Fatih Karimov- Trend:
Iranian Army's Naval Force has received homemade anti-ship cruise missile dubbed "Ghadir".
The missiles were handed over to the navy Nov. 29 during a ceremony attended by Iran's Defense Minister Hossein Dehghan and Navy Commander Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari in Tehran, Iran's State IRINN TV reported.
Dehghan said that quick preparation and launch, flight in low altitude, high navigation accuracy, as well as high damage power and anti-electronic warfare system are among the capabilities of the long-range missile.
The Ghadir missile can precisely hit targets within the 300-kilometer range and is equipped with advanced radars.
It's the latest version of Iran's homemade cruise missiles which can be launched from ground, as well as helicopters and warships.
Iran launched production line for the anti-ship cruise missile last March.
The defense ministry has reportedly delivered large quantities of the missile to the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) navy during the inauguration ceremony of the production line.
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.
Iran has manufactured its own tanks, armored personnel carriers, missiles, radars, boats, submarines and fighter planes since 1992. Iran also unveiled its first domestically-manufactured long-range Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) in 2010.