Iran Navy to get advanced cruise missiles

Moscow, May 13 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Iranian Navy are all set to receive cruise missiles having a range of more than 300 km, a senior official with Iran’s Aerospace Organisation said Sunday.

“The new missiles will have “enhanced precision” and other “super advanced capabilities,” Brigadier General Mehdi Farahi, the director of defence ministry’s Aerospace Organisation said.

In late April, Defence Minister Brigadier General Ahmad Vahidi announced plans to unveil new ballistic and cruise missiles as well as other new military achievements within the next five months.

Iran has successfully test-fired a medium range shore-to-sea ballistic missile in the Persian Gulf as well as three new surface-to-surface domestically produced missiles.

It test-fired the Naze’at 10 and Fajr 5 during a military exercise in mid-March. The Fajr-5 is a long-range artillery rocket with a maximum range of 75 km, while Naze’at-10 is a medium-range ballistic missile capable of hitting targets within a radius of 100-300 km.

–IANS/RIA Novosti

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