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Iran Unveils New Long-Range Cruise Missile

Sputnik News

19:30 08.03.2015(updated 19:33 08.03.2015)

The Islamic Republic on Sunday unveiled the country's very own long-range cruise missile.

The new missile, dubbed 'Soumar', boasts advanced navigation gear and modern technologies in propulsion and structure, Tasnim news agency reports.

Speaking to reporters in Tehran at a ceremony to unveil the ground-launched cruise missile, Defense Minister Hossein Dehqan said it can hit a broad range of targets due to its high tactical capabilities, long survival over the battlefield and radar-evading properties.

Dehqan also announced the mass delivery of two long-range ballistic missiles, Qadr and Qiam, to the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Aerospace Force.

The Qadr ballistic missile and the Qiam mid-range missile are capable of carrying diverse types of blast-fragmentation warheads.

In recent years, Iran has made great achievements in its defense sector and has attained self-sufficiency in producing essential military equipment and systems.


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