Iran equips army with new high-precision solid-fuel missile

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – A new solid-fuel missile with high destructive power, now in possession of the Iranian Army Ground Force, can hit the targets with pinpoint accuracy, a senior Army commander announced.

The Army ground forces have been equipped with the new missile which enjoys a range of more than 300 kilometers and runs on solid fuel, Lieutenant Commander of the Iranian Army Ground Force General Kiomars Heidari told the Tasnim News Agency on Monday.

The commander noted that the new missile has high destructive power and enjoys “fast mobility” features.

“The missile runs on solid fuel and is indeed a pinpoint hitting missile, which locks the target and chases it until the very last moment of demolition,” he explained.

The new missile, yet to be named, has been designed according to the Ground Force needs in its future missions, and has been manufactured in cooperation with the local experts serving at the Ground Force, Heidari added.

The new achievement comes after the country managed to produce laser-guided missiles with increased range in December 2013.

“The fixed precision of our long-range missiles has increased to the extent that we can hit every point we wish,” Iran’s Defense Minister Brigadier General Hossein Dehqan announced at the time.

The defense minister had also noted that Iranian experts have managed to decrease the margin of error in ballistic missiles to less than 2 meters, adding that ballistic missiles are being guided with laser technologies.

Pointing to the increased range of Iranian missiles, Dehqan said they are installable on a variety of fixed- and rotary-wing aircraft.

The Iranian military experts and technicians have in recent years made great headways in manufacturing a broad range of indigenous equipment, making the armed forces self-sufficient in the arms sphere.

Tehran has repeatedly assured other nations that its military might poses no threat to other countries, saying that the Islamic Republic’s defense doctrine is entirely based on deterrence.

By Tasnim News Agency


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