Iran unveils new indigenous missile 'Hoveyzeh'
IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency
Tehran, Feb 2, IRNA -- Iran's surface-to-surface missile 'Hoveyzeh' was unveiled in a ceremony marking the 40th anniversary of the victory of the Islamic Revolution attended by the country's Defense Minister Brigadier General Amir Hatami here on Saturday.
Addressing the ceremony, General Hatami said the Islamic Republic of Iran is increasing its defensive strength day by day to safeguard its national security and interests and does not need any permission in this regard.
He added that the Hoveyzeh missile is a symbol of self-confidence and an important defensive achievement which enjoys state-of art technology.
General Hatami pointed out that no barrier could hinder the will of Iranian people in the field of defense.
As per Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei's guidelines, the senior commander said the country would proportionately counter any threats by the enemy.
He said the missile has a range of 1,350 kilometers and can hit a specified target on the ground precisely.
The senior commander counted the rapid preparation and response, low altitude, high navigation accuracy, high destructive power as the outstanding features of the cruise missile.
He underscored that the flight test of the missile was carried out at a range of 1,200 km and it successfully targeted the set goals.
The missile has been developed by Iran Aviation Industries Organization (IAIO) experts and scientists and would be delivered to the Islamic Revolution Guard Corps (IRGC) Aerospace Force.
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