Friday, January 14, 2011

Iran commissioned new coastal defense missile systems

Iran commissioned new coastal defense missile systems
New coastal defense missile systems were commissioned in Iran, report Iranian news agencies. 

Iranian defense minister Ahmad Vahidi and naval force commander Admiral Habibollah Sayari attended the commission ceremony held on Jan 3, reports ITAR-TASS. 

"New systems are products of the national defense industry. They are equipped with state-of-the-art radar systems and are capable to detect, track, and hit several targets at once", said the defense minister at the press conference. He reminded about Iran's long sea border which needs reliable protection. 

There was not reported about operational range of new Iranian missiles. 

When on June 9, 2010 UN Security Council adopted a resolution introducing additional sanctions against Iran, Russia canceled obligations of contract signed in 2007; that contract provided deliveries of Russian SAM systems S-300 to Iran. Afterwards, Iranian military officials said they would apply all energies to develop their own long-range air defense systems.
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