Source: Tehran Times
TEHRAN - Iran on Saturday started the mass production of anti-ship cruise missiles called Qadir. The mass production of the missile, with a range of 300 kilometers, was launched in a ceremony attended by Defense Minister Hossein Dehqan and IRGC Navy Force Ali Fadavi.
Qadir missiles were first unveiled on August 24, 2014 in a ceremony with presence of President Hassan Rouhani.
A number of Qadir missiles were previously handed over to the IRGC Naval Force for a test in a maneuver.
The missile has already gone through research and prototyping processes as well as successful aviation tests, Dehqan told reporters.
"Today, we are simultaneously witnessing the launch of the mass production line and the delivery of this strategic and effective missile in the domain of defense and marine battle," he stated.
According to Dehqan, Qadir is a new generation of cruise missiles with great precision and enormous destructive power which has the ability to fly at low altitude.
Equipped with advanced radars, it is capable of being launched from different vessels and helicopters, the defense chief said, adding that such great features of the marine missile have provided the armed forces with higher operational capabilities in the air and sea as well as on the ground.
On March 8, Iran also unveiled another new domestically manufactured long-range land-to-land cruise missile, named Soumar.
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