Defence & Security News - Iran
|Monday, April 28, 2014 08:03 AM|
|Iranian army has test-fired two new medium-range ballistic missiles.|
Iran's Ground Force has test-fired new medium-range ballistic missiles, Commander of the Army Ground Force Brigadier General Ahmad Reza Pourdastan announced on Sunday, April 27, 2014. In recent years, Iran has made great achievements in its defense sector and attained self-sufficiency in producing essential military equipment and systems.
In March 2013, Naze'at-10 ballistic missile was tested during military exercises.
"A series of new missiles have been designed to be built by the Army's Ground Force," Pourdastan told FNA.
"The laboratory production of these missiles has started and one or two samples have been test-fired," he added.
Pourdastan said that the new missiles have higher range and quality compared with Naze'at-10 medium-range ballistic missiles.
Noting that the Ground Force is building the missiles in cooperation with the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC)'s Aerospace Force, he said that the new missiles will be unveiled and used in the form of a new class of missiles.
"The year 1393 (March 2014-March 2015) is a year for the production of tools and equipment that enhance the Islamic Iran's defense prowess and the Defense Ministry has seriously concentrated on the production of these equipment," Brigadier General Dehqan told reporters on the sidelines of a ceremony held to commemorate the 'International Mine Awareness Day' in Tehran.
He underlined that production of powerful surface-to-surface missile systems, efficient and powerful air defense systems and naval equipment are among the plans of the Iranian Defense Ministry for the current year.