Iranian Cruise Missile to Be Delivered to IRGC: Deputy Defense Minister
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iran’s Deputy Defense Minister General Qassem Taqizadeh said a homegrown long-range cruise missile dubbed ‘Soumar’ is going to be delivered to the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC).
Speaking to the Tasnim News Agency, General Taqizadeh pointed to the latest measures to boost Iran’s military capabilities and said there have been some contracts to deliver the domestically made advanced tank “Karrar” to the IRGC and Army.
Karrar is a class of Iranian tanks that enjoys modern technologies. Its earlier version is already in service, together with other locally-made tanks like Zolfaqar.
The deputy minister further referred to the delivery of the Soumar missiles to the Armed Forces and said most of the cruise missiles will be handed over to the IRGC.
The ground-launched cruise missile, which was unveiled in March 2015, enjoys modern technologies in navigation, propulsion and structure.
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.
Tehran has always assured other nations that its military might poses no threat to regional countries, saying that the Islamic Republic’s defense doctrine is entirely based on deterrence.