Tehran, Aug 21: The Iranian Defense Ministry will unveil the new generation of its long-range cruise missiles later in August, local satellite Press TV has said.
Mohammad Eslami, deputy head of the Industry and Research Institute of the Iranian Defense Ministry, said that the projectiles are to be unveiled on Aug. 22 on the occasion of the national “Day of Defense Industry,” Xinhua quoted the report, as saying. The (new) missile has a longer reach compared to (Iran’s) previous cruise missiles. With accurate programming, these missiles can target the enemy quickly and with the speed of lightning,” Eslami said.
In July, Iran said that it test-fired two ballistic missiles with the range of 1,900 km into the Indian Ocean from the desert area of Iran’s central province of Semnan, in the Iranian Bahman month, Jan. 21 to Feb. 20. And in June, it announced the launching of a radar system which could detect cruise and ballistic missiles, the report said. he Islamic Republic has made considerable progress in the past decades in developing medium and long-range missiles, and Teheran has reiterated that its missile capability is “a defensive tool against invasions,” it added. (ANI)