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Iran takes big steps in cruise missile area: Defense minister

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Tehran, Aug 21, IRNA -- Minister of defense announced here Sunday that his Ministry has taken big steps toward improving capabilities of its marine cruise missiles.

Brigadier General Hossein Dehqan made the announcement at an unveiling ceremony of the first national turbojet engine to be used for aircraft.

President Hassan Rouhani also attended the ceremony that was held on the occasion of the National Defense Industry Day falling on August 21 this year.

The defense minister further said that the range of all missiles in the country have increased two or three times as much as they has been before.

In near future, he added, the country can achieve supersonic marine cruise missiles.

On defense achievements, he also said the Ministry has taken effective steps towards production of submarines and torpedoes.

In addition, the Defense Ministry has designed and produced the rapid vessels in line with the country's needs, he noted.

On the aviation industry, Dehqan stressed that the Defense Ministry today is well capable of supporting Iranian Airlines Fleet's needs on repairs or related problems.

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