Iran Unveils First Home-Made Training Jet, Anti-Ship Cruise Missile

TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian President Hassan Rouhani unveiled the defense ministry’s new military achievements in a ceremony in Tehran on Saturday.

During the ceremony also participated by Defense Minister Brigadier General Hossein Dehqan and a number of other high-ranking military commanders and officials, the country’s first home-made training jet, ‘Kowsar’, the ‘Mohajer 6’ tactical drone, the ‘Nasir’ anti-ship cruise missile and an air-to-air missile, ‘Fakour’, were unveiled.

The Iranian military experts are also due to carry out the ground-testing of the home-made ‘Qaher F-313’ and prepare it for flights during the ceremony.

Also, 20 overhauled helicopters were delivered to the Iranian Armed Forces today.

In recent years, Iran has made great achievements in the defense sector and gained self-sufficiency in essential military hardware and defense systems.

The country has repeatedly made it clear that its military might is merely based on the state’s defense doctrine of deterrence and that it poses no threat to other countries.

In a relevant development in February, the Iranian Navy fired the latest version of its home-made coast-to-sea cruise missile, ‘Nasir’, during the main phase of the massive wargames in the territorial waters of the country and North of the Indian Ocean.

General Dehqan told FNA at the time that the cruise missile has hit the specified target with maximum precision.

He declined to provide more information about the range of the newly-manufactured cruise missile.

 

 

 

 

Source: ISNA