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Sunday, August 21, 2016

Iranian Def Min: 'Iran Plans to Build Supersonic Anti-Ship Cruise Missiles Soon'.

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Iranian Def Min: 'Iran Plans to Build Supersonic Anti-Ship Cruise Missiles Soon'. (Fars).

Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Hossein Dehqan announced the country's plan to produce supersonic anti-ship cruise missiles in the near future.

"We have been able to increase the missiles' speed and God willing, we will build supersonic anti-ship cruise missiles in the near future," General Dehqan said, addressing a ceremony to unveil Iran's first turbojet engine in Tehran on Sunday.

Stressing that Iranian experts have taken long strides to develop cruise missiles, he said that the country has doubled or tripled the range of its missiles, mounted state-of-the-art guiding systems on them and increased their precision-striking power.

Lieutenant Commander of the Iranian Navy Rear Admiral Gholam Reza Khadem Biqam announced in May that Iran is moving ahead with a large scale navy modernization program for wider presence in the high seas.

Speaking to FNA in the Northern city of Rasht at the time, Khadem Biqam said the new warships will be self-sufficient, bigger and equipped with the latest state-of-the-art technology.

Iran plans to improve its naval resources in order to have a bigger presence in international waters,” he added.

Earlier, in November 2015, Iranian Navy Commander Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari announced that the country's submarines have been equipped with the capability to fire home-made long-range Qadir cruise missiles.

"The missiles that we are using today are good and proper missiles to fulfill different missions, including coast-to-sea or surface-to-surface missions, or to be fired from a vessel or by submarines," Sayyari said, addressing a ceremony to mark delivery of a large number of high-precision and long-range Qadir cruise missiles from the defense ministry to the Navy.

Last year, the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) launched the production line of 'Qadir' cruise missiles in a ceremony participated by General Dehqan and other high-ranking Iranian commanders.

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