Iran Set to Unveil New Missile, Radar Systems Soon
TEHRAN (Tasnim) - Commander of Khatam al-Anbiya Air Defense Base Brigadier General Farzad Esmaili announced that a series of state-of-the-art equipment, including a missile defense system and a new radar system will be unveiled in the coming months.
Speaking to reporters on the sidelines of the mass rallies on the occasion of 35th anniversary of the Islamic Revolution victory on Tuesday, Brigadier General Esmaili said the new products will be unveiled on the National Army Day on April 18.
He said his forces are currently working on a low-altitude missile defense system, adding that it is undergoing the final stages of manufacture.
The commander also pointed to a new radar system on which the Khatam al-Anbiya Air Defense Base experts are working, noting that “tactical range and passive detection” are among the system's features.
Earlier on Monday, Iran’s Defense Ministry unveiled a new generation of long-range ballistic missiles and a new type of laser-guided missile.
Defense Minister Brigadier General Hossein Dehqan stated that the new achievements have been made thanks to the Iranian experts’ constant efforts.
As regards the characteristics of the new ballistic missile, Dehqan said, “The new generation of the long-range ground-to-ground ballistic missile with fragmentation warhead is employed to annihilate the enemy’s armaments and military equipments.”
Enumerating the distinguishing features of the new missile, the minister noted that it can evade the enemy’s anti-missile systems, destroy various types of targets and can even demolish separate targets at the same time.
He also pointed to another home-made laser-guided missile, dubbed 'Bina', which has been successfully test fired, and added, “The Bina missile is a laser-guided air-to-ground and ground-to-ground one, which can be fired from an aircraft and from various types of ground launchers.”
Brigadier General Dehqan further noted that the Bina missile is capable of hitting important targets such as bridges, tanks, armaments and the enemy’s command and control centers with high degree of precision.
Among the features of the new laser-guided missile are extraordinary agility in destroying the targets, easy maintenance and fast deployment capability, the minister said.