Iran to Develop Long-Range Ballistic Missiles to Hit Maritime Targets: DM
- September, 25, 2016 - 14:27
- Defense news
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Hossein Dehqan highlighted the technological advances made in the country’s missile industry, pledging that Iran will develop long-range ballistic missiles capable of hitting maritime targets.
“Today, our long-range missiles can target enemy targets with an accuracy of less than 10 meters,” the defense minister said during an open session of the parliament on Sunday morning.
“In future, with the grace of God, we will develop our ground-to-ground ballistic missiles so that they can hit maritime targets in large distances,” Dehqan stated.
He went on to say that currently cruise missiles fired into the sea off the country’s coasts or those fired from vessels can also successfully hit all maritime targets.
Iranian military experts and technicians have in recent years made great headways in manufacturing a broad range of indigenous equipment, making the armed forces self-sufficient in the arms sphere.
Back in January, the Iranian Navy test-fired coast-to-sea and sea-to-sea cruise missiles named “Noor” (Light) with a range of 150 km during a massive naval drill in southeastern coasts of Makran, east of Strait of Hormuz.
In August, Brigadier General Dehqan underscored that there are no limits to improvement of the quality and range of homegrown missiles.
“Our missiles have the highest destructive power and enjoy high accuracy, durability and reliable tactical status, and we face no limits on the range, accuracy and quality of the products,” the senior general said on August 19.