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Sunday, November 29, 2015

Iranian Navy Submarines Equipped with Long-Range Qadir Cruise Missiles

Iranian Army's Naval Force has received homemade anti-ship cruise missile dubbed “Ghadir”. (Fars).

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.

Addressing the ceremony, Dehqan said Qadir missiles can be rapidly deployed to show reaction in a short time, while they enjoy other capabilities such as low flying altitude, high navigation precision, high targeting precision, high destruction power, highly advanced anti-electronic warfare and anti-jamming systems, advanced radar systems and the capability of being fired from different types of vessels and helicopters.

Stressing that the Iranian defense ministry stands atop the region in manufacturing different types of home-made missiles, he said, "The high precision, rapid reaction and high quality of these important products have incredibly increased the Armed Forces' combat power in the sky, sea and ground."

Dehqan appreciated the Iranian scientists and elites for designing, building and mass-producing Qadir missiles which can hit targets 300km in distance, and said, "God willing, the Defense Ministry's new missiles with much more advanced capabilities will be delivered to the Armed Forces next year."

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