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Iran to increase range, precision of new cruise missiles

Iran's Missile Program (Hamid Tavakoli/WikiCommons)

Efforts are underway to enhance the range and precision of Iran’s new ground-based cruise missiles, using new digital mapping systems, Iran’s Deputy Defense Minister Brigadier General Ghasem Taghizadeh told reporters, Trend reports referring to Iran Press news agency.

The experimental stage of the project will soon be finished, the deputy minister noted.

“Our main effort in this area is to increase the precision of the missiles, to pinpoint accuracy, and our work is almost finished,” Taghizadeh said regarding surface-to-surface ballistic missiles.

“We use state-of-the-art technologies in all these projects, and we are among the top five countries in terms of missile technology,” he added.

“We have obtained the technology of laser air defense systems to destroy drones and quadcopters,” the deputy minister said. “The research and experimental phase for this weapon has finished and it is now in the production line.”

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Commenting on the recent state of the Qaher fighter, Taghizadeh said that the fighter jet passed taxi tests and further tests will be carried out.

Iran’s defense sector has seen many great achievements by Iranian engineers in recent years, the report said.

Tehran has repeatedly announced that its military power is just aimed at defending the country against threats and does not pose a threat to other countries.

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