Navy equipped with long-range cruise missile ‘Ghadir’

TEHRAN, Nov. 29 (MNA) – A mass number of long-range anti-warship cruise missiles dubbed ‘Ghadir’ have been delivered to Iranian navy on the occasion of National Navy Day on Nov. 28.

On the occasion of the National Navy Day on November 28, a mass number of long-range anti-warship cruise missiles dubbed ‘Ghadir’ were deployed to the navy during a ceremony attended by Iran’s Minister of Defense Hossein Dehghan and Commander of Iran's Navy Habibbollah Sayyari.  

“The anti-warship cruise missile 'Ghadir' has been designed and developed by highly-skilled and efficient Iranian scientists and experts at Aerospace Industries Organization (AIO) and has been delivered to the navy for the very first time today,” said Defense Minister Dehghan.

He went on to add that the homegrown long-range missile features great precision, high destructive power, the ability to fly at low altitudes and is equipped with highly advanced radar, as well as anti-jamming and anti-electronic warfare systems.

'Ghadir' cruise missile has a range of 300 kilometers and can be launched from different types of vessels, even helicopters.

“Our Armed Forces are constantly boosting their capabilities and skills to counter enemy’s potential threats by strategic monitoring of regional developments and taking any measures necessary for the country’s national security,” added Dehghan.

The defense minister noted that the world today is of the opinion that the Islamic Republic is a key player in maintaining stability, security and order in the region as well as the security situation in the world.

Commander of Iran's Navy Sayyari also asserted that the newly-developed missiles by the Ministry of Defense will greatly increase the country’s military power and missions will be carried out with more confidence. 

Iran has made major breakthroughs in its defense sector in recent years, but it has repeatedly said that its military might poses no threat to other countries, and its missile program follows deterrence purposes.

 

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