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Two new missile projects become operational

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Tehran, Jan 25, IRNA -- On the threshold of auspicious Ten-Day Dawn 
celebrations marking the 25th anniversary of the victory of the 
Islamic Revolution, the manufacturing line for a sophisticated missile
dubbed `Ra`d` along with advanced radar system known as `DM-3B` were 
commissioned here Sunday in a ceremony attended by Minister of Defense
and Armed Forces Logistics Rear Admiral Ali Shamkhani. 
Radar `DM-3B` is the component of Nour missile which navigates and
guides the combatant missile in its final stage and the advanced Ra`d 
missile is equipped with self-guidance device. 
The two systems are now manufactured in Iran`s aviation 
organization affiliated to the Ministry of Defense and Armed Forces 
The acquired capabilities in missile industries in the Ministry of
Defense is considered a turning point in enhancing defensive 
capabilities of the Iranian forces, said Rear Admiral Ali Shamkhani. 
According to Iran`s defensive doctrine, `we never initiate any 
war, but we employ to our capabilities, new technology, committed 
manpower and experts, valuable experiences gained during 8-year of 
sacred defense to fully defend our independence, sovereignty, national
security as well as Islamic values," he said. 
"A number of big powers have tried to prevent us from acquiring 
new defense technology mainly in the missile sector," he pointed 
Despite of all negative efforts, the Islamic Republic of Iran by 
relying on its own capabilities has taken every essential stride to 
attain self-sufficiency in missile industry, he said. 
Ra`d missile is a medium range missile that can be launched on the
coast or on ship board and consumes liquid fuel. 

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