Baku, Azerbaijan, May 24
By Khalid Kazimov - Trend:
Iran has launched several production lines for making proximity fuses that are used in rockets and missiles.
The production lines will make fuses to be used in the Fajr 3 and Fajr 5 artillery rockets and the Falaq 1, Falaq 2, as well as the Fateh missiles, Tasnim news agency reported May 24.
The fuses will also be used in air bombs, the report added.
Iran's Defense Minister Brigadier General Hossein Dehghan attended the ceremony for inaugurating the production lines.
Last August, Iran test-fired a new solid-fuel precision-guided missile, named Fateh 313, which is capable of striking targets with pin-point accuracy within a range of 500 kilometers.
Media reports suggest that Iran maintains dozens of short, medium and long-range ballistic missiles with one of the largest missile arsenals in the Middle East.
Although several Western and regional countries have expressed concerns over Iran's missile program, the Islamic Republic has repeatedly said that its military might poses no threat to other countries, reiterating that its defense doctrine is merely based on deterrence.