Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Iran deploys new naval missile systems

TEHRAN (BNS): The Iranian Navy has received new naval cruise missile systems from its Defence Ministry on Monday.
“The systems are capable of spotting and destroying different targets at sea,” state-run Press TV quoted Iranian Defence Minister Brigadier General Ahmad Vahidi as saying.

"The systems are capable of spotting and destroying different targets at sea," said Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Ahmad Vahidi at the delivery ceremony of the missile system on Monday

Minister Brigadier General Ahmad Vahidi

General Vahidi pointed out that the systems include launch pads as well as spotting and missile guiding systems.

All the systems have been fully designed and produced by local experts, the defense chief further explained.

According to General Vahidi, the deployment of the missile systems along the country's coastline will not only boost national defense capability, but play a key role in maintaining regional security and stability as well.

Iran has achieved numerous breakthroughs in the defense sector and reached self-sufficiency in producing various types of military equipment and systems.

Iranian Navy Commander

Iran announced recently that it is mass producing, and ready to export air defense systems.

"We can meet all our needs in the air defense sector by relying on domestic resources," said a top Iranian commander.

"When we [design and] develop weapons, they will be mass produced, and we can export the surplus to other countries if deemed appropriate," the commander added. 

In the meantime, Iran has announced time and again that its military might poses no threat, whatsoever, to other countries as Tehran's defense doctrine is based on deterrence only.

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