Iran Producing Better Ballistic Missiles at Lower Costs: IRGC Commander
- December, 06, 2016 - 18:21
- Defense news
TEHRAN (Tasnim) - Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Aerospace Force highlighted Iran’s capability to produce ballistic missiles with more accuracy and use innovative homegrown methods to reduce manufacturing costs.
In the missile sphere, Iran has been able to maximize the accuracy of projectiles, as emphasized by Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei, with reliance on the local forces, Brigadier General Amir Ali Hajizadeh said at an academic ceremony in Tehran on Tuesday.
In addition to an improvement in the accuracy and quality of the ballistic missiles, Iranian experts have developed innovative short cuts to lowering the costs of production, the commander added.
Missile production in Iran has risen despite low funding, he noted.
Iranian military 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.
In August, Defense Minister Brigadier General Hossein Dehqan praised the country’s military might in the face of foreign threats and its self-sufficiency in defense sector, saying the Islamic Republic can mass produce ballistic missiles with any range and destructive power.