Iranian Army Developing New Missile to Boost Defensive Power
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Head of the Research and Self-sufficiency Organization of the Iranian Army Ground Force said the organization is working on a new missile project as part of a broader effort to boost the country's defensive power.
Brigadier General Massoud Reza Zavarei told the Tasnim News Agency on Friday that in a year or two a new missile will be added to the country’s arsenal and enhance its defensive capability.
He did not elaborate on the specifications of the missile under design, but at the same time underlined that there will certainly be new achievements in the field.
“When we acquire the missile-production know-how, it means we can manufacture surface-to-surface missiles (SSM), anti-tanks missiles (ATM) and other types of missiles,” he stated.
Earlier this week, Lieutenant Commander of the Iranian Army Ground Force General Kiomars Heidari had told Tasnim that the force has been equipped with the new missile which enjoys a range of more than 300 kilometers and runs on solid fuel.
Over the past years, the Islamic Republic of Iran has made important breakthroughs in its defense sector and attained self-sufficiency in producing important military equipment and systems.
Tehran has repeatedly assured other nations that its military might poses no threat to other countries, saying that the Islamic Republic’s defense doctrine is entirely based on deterrence.