Iran opens air defence missile production plant

November 9, 2013 | By | Reply More

Nov 09, Tehran: Iranian Defence Minister Gen Hussain Dehghan has inaugurated a missile production plant aimed at improving the country’s air defence capabilities. Semi-official Fars news agency quotes Dehghan as saying on Saturday that the Sayyad-2 missile production facility allows the Islamic Republic to hit helicopters, drones and other aerial targets at medium range.

hromedia Iran opens air defence missile production plant intl. news2The solid fuel gives the missiles improved accuracy compared to liquid fuelled missiles, which make up the bulk of Iran’s air defence arsenal.

Dehghan says scientists have also completed research on another missile system named ‘Talash’, or effort.

Tehran has been trying to set up a self-sufficient military programme since 1992, putting an emphasis on air defence and naval power.

Press journalist for HRO media – Khizer Hayat, contributed to this report.

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