Commander: Iran to Extend Range of Coast-to-Sea Missiles
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – A ranking Iranian Army commander unveiled plans for a boost in the range of the country’s coast-to-sea missiles, beyond 300 kilometers.
Speaking to reporters in Tehran on Wednesday, lieutenant commander of the Army for operations, Admiral Mousavi, said Iran’s coast-to-sea missiles can now hit the targets within a range of 300 kilometers.
The range of Iran’s coast-to-sea missile are going to be extended in the near future, he added.
The commander also highlighted the Iranian Navy’s mighty presence in the Persian Gulf and the international waters, saying the advances in the submarine industry and the missile capabilities have greatly boosted the country’s deterrent power.
In comments in November 2018, Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei urged the Iranian Armed Forces to boost their military capabilities and preparedness in such a way that the enemies would not ever dare think of threaten the country.
The commander-in-chief of the Iranian Armed Forces had also praised as “great and fabulous” the advances that Iranian military forces, the Navy in particular, have made since the victory of the Islamic Revolution in 1979, saying the Navy’s success in bringing into service homegrown vessels such as the Sahand destroyer or Fateh and Qadir submarines heralds more progress day after day.
Ayatollah Khamenei had stressed that Iran’s enhanced military preparedness would frighten the foes and be deterrent against the enemies, underlining, “The Islamic Republic is not intending to begin a war against anyone, but you (the Iranian military forces) should boost your capabilities in such a way that not only the enemy would be fearful and afraid of attacking Iran, but also thanks to the solidarity, might, and effective presence of the Armed Forces, the specter of threats against the Iranian nation would be swept away.”