TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, in a message on Monday, felicitated the successful test-fire of the country’s new ballistic missile to Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei, defense industry scientists and the Iranian nation.
“On the eve of February 11 (anniversary of the victory of the Islamic Revolution) and concurrent with the beginning of the 36th year of the blessed life of the Islamic Republic of Iran, your Mujahed and scientist children succeeded in test-firing a new generation of long-range ballistic missiles successfully,” President Rouhani said, addressing the Iranian nation.
“I congratulate this great achievement to the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces (the Leader) and the great Iranian nation, scientists and industrialists of the Defense Industries as well as the Armed Forces,” the Iranian president said.
Earlier today, the Iranian Defense Ministry announced that it has successfully tested two new missiles, including a laser-guided surface-to-surface and air-to-surface missile and a new generation of long-range ballistic missiles carrying Multiple Reentry Vehicle payloads.
The ministry said it has successfully tested a new generation of long-range ballistic missiles with Multiple Reentry Vehicle payloads and a laser-guided air-to-surface and surface-to-surface missile named Bina.
The missiles were test-fired on the eve of the 35th anniversary of the victory of Iran’s 1979 Islamic Revolution to mark the occassion.
Speaking during the ceremony, Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Hossein Dehqan noted that Bina missile is laser-guided and can be fired from aircraft and different ground launch platforms.
“This missile (Bina) is capable of precisely hitting important targets, including bridges, tanks, military hardware and command centers of enemies,” the Iranian defense minister said.
He enumerated the high-speed in destroying the targets, easy maintenance and high-speed of operation as specifications of Bina missile.
The minister further noted Iran’s newly developed ballistic missile with MRV payload, and said it has been designed and produced for destroying enemy’s military hardware and all types of enemy military equipment.
“Evading enemy’s anti-missile defense systems, the capability of destroying massive targets and destroying multiple targets are specifications of this missile,” the Iranian defense minister said, but did not name the new weapon.
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