Tuesday, 23 August 2011

Iran unveils new cruise missiles - USZ bases now in range


Iran on Monday unveiled a new cruise missile which it said has the capability to strike at warships at a range of 200 km, including USZ bases in the Persian Gulf region. The missile designed for sea targets was put on display at a ‘defence marine show’ inaugurated by President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Iranian TV reported. The missile called “Qader” (Able) is built indigenously by Iranian scientists and has a high destructive ability against coastal targets and warships, the state run TV said. It said, that Mr. Ahmadinejad also made public a new torpedo system called “Valfair”, fired from submarine. Both the weapon systems were tested successfully. Iran now claims, it has an array of short and medium range ballistic missile capable of reaching targets at almost every end of the strategic Persian Gulf, including USZ bases of the region.

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