The deputy secretary of defense on the specifications of these missiles said the missile "Meshkat" [Lantern], which will be unveiled shortly, will have a range of over 2,000 kilometers, which will in fact be used by the armed forces of the Islamic Republic of Iran.
Fars reported 19 September 2013 that the head of the Department of Aerospace Organization announced the launch of a cruise missile with a range of over 2,000 kilometers in the near future. Sardar Mehdi Farahi, deputy defense secretary and head of the Air Defense Department of the Ministry of Defense and Armed Forces support for the power of Iran's cruise missiles, stated that the increase in the range of these missiles is our plans, "We began with cruise missiles from the lowest range, 15 kilometers, and we stepped up the stairs".
Ferahi pointed to the production of missile cruises Zafar, Nasr, Nour, Qadir and Ghadir in the Ministry of Defense, adding: "Crew products have been produced and in our research are about 14 types, which will be soon included by two missiles "Random" and "Muskat" in the program. The deputy secretary of defense on the specifications of these missiles said the missile "Meshkat", which will be unveiled shortly, will have a range of over 2,000 kilometers, and will in fact be used by the armed forces of the Islamic Republic of Iran. He added: "The Maskat cruise missile will have ground and airborne capabilities, and can be fired from an airplane."
"The area's defenses do not have the power to deal with the massive firing of missiles in Iran," the deputy secretary of defense continued, pointing to the deployment of US missile defense shields in the region. They are trying and claiming that many of them are void and not true. He said that some of the facts in their speeches would never be able to cope with the speed of the operation and the high number of missiles, he said: "We hope nothing happens, but if the conflict takes place, they will see that all their claims will be ineffective."
The head of the Department of Aerospace Defense said Iran's state of the art in long-range missiles is considered to be the best, and added: "Our position in this position is so robust and reassuring that we no longer discuss the number and We refrain from reproducing, and we are focusing on more qualitative issues that include topics such as enhancing accuracy, radarization, tactics, and durability".
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