TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Hossein Dehqan announced plans to supply the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Navy with new indigenized cruise missiles, named ‘Nasir’, in the near future.
“The Nasir ground-to-ground cruise missile can be fired from coast and sea at naval targets, including warships and docks,” General Dehqan said, addressing a ceremony to unveil the defense ministry’s new military achievements in Tehran on Saturday.
He said that a large number of the home-made Nasir missiles which enjoy the rapid reaction capability as well as high-precision and high destruction power will be delivered to the IRGC Navy soon.
Elsewhere, he referred to other achievements unveiled during the Saturday ceremony, including ‘Fakour’ missile, and said the air-to-air missile can be mounted on fighter jets to confront all types of air threats.
Elaborating on the capabilities of the new home-made Qaher F-313 training fighter jet, General Dehqan said it enjoys a low radar cross section, can carry weapons and additional fuel, can fly at low altitudes and take off and land in short runways.
He also explained about the new home-made drone, Mohajer 6, that was unveiled today, and said it enjoys a long flight time and can conduct reconnaissance and combat missions.
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.