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Iran builds anti-aircraft naval cannons


TEHRAN (ISNA)-Iran Defense Ministry operated its production line for manufacturing 40-mm naval cannons, called Fath (victory) on Sunday, May 24.

The assembly line was inaugurated with the presence of Defense Minister Mohammad Mostafa Najjar on the anniversary of one Iran's greatest triumph during eight-year Iraq imposed war on Iran, when Iranians took back southern city of Khoramshahr from Iraqis.

The maximum range of Fath is 12 kilometers and can shoot 300 projectiles per minute. The anti-aircraft low-altitude weapon is entirely indigenous and will be employed on warships, Najjar told reporters

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