Iran’s Naval Power Enhanced by Qadir Missile: Commander
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iranian Navy Commander Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari said the Qadir anti-ship cruise missiles will boost the combat capabilities of his forces.
The new cruise missile will definitely improve the naval forces’ combat capabilities and help them protect the country’s borders and interests with more self-confidence, Sayyari told reporters on Sunday.
He made the comments in a ceremony in which the Defense Ministry delievred a large cargo of the homegrown long-range naval missile to the Navy.
Sayyari also hailed Qadir as an appropriate missile in diverse naval operations, saying it can be launched either from coast, a vessel or a submarine to hit naval targets.
Qadir can be prepared rapidly for launch, flies in low altitudes with high navigation capabilities, hits targets with great precision and destructive power, and suits for electronic warfare. It can be launched even from a helicopter.
Videos of testing Qadir show it identifying and annihilating a naval target at a distance of 300 kilometers away from the coast.
The domestically-made cruise naval missile was unveiled in August 2014 by President Hassan Rouhani.
In recent years, the Islamic Republic of Iran has made great achievements in its defense sector and has attained self-sufficiency in producing essential military equipment and systems.
Tehran has repeatedly assured other nations that its military might poses no threat to the regional countries, saying that the Islamic Republic’s defense doctrine is entirely based on deterrence.