IRAN LAUNCHES NAVAL CRUISE MISSILE OUTPUT
Iran on Saturday, Feb 4, inaugurated the production line of a newly unveiled naval cruise missile, called Zafar (Triumph).
According to Fars News Agency, the production line was inaugurated by Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Ahmad Vahidi in a ceremony at the Defense Ministry' Aerospace Industries Organization on the occasion of the Ten-Day Dawn ceremonies, celebrating the anniversary of the victory of the Islamic Revolution back in 1979.
The ceremony was also attended by Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps Naval Force Brigadier General Ali Fadavi.
During the ceremony, the first cargo of Zafar missiles was delivered to the IRGC.
Speaking to reporters, Vahid said that "Zafar is a short-range, anti-ship, radar guided missile capable of hitting and destroying small and medium-sized targets with high precision".
He added that the missile can be mounted onto light and speed boats, enjoys a high capability in anti-electronic warfare and is highly destructive.
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