Iranian Navy Plans to Upgrade Qadir Cruise Missiles: Commander
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iranian Navy Commander Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari announced that the country’s homegrown long-range cruise missile dubbed “Qadir” is planned to be upgraded.
“Qadir is the latest series of advanced missiles in our possession, but the missiles will be upgraded and we will achieve new missiles year by year,” Rear Admiral Sayyari told the Tasnim News Agency on Saturday.
He further emphasized that the Iranian Navy has equipped its destroyers with the state-of-the-art cruise missiles, including Qadir.
In a ceremony earlier on November 29, the Defense Ministry delivered a large cargo of the homegrown missile, Qadir, to the Navy. The naval missile enjoys a range of 300 km.
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.