Κυριακή, 7 Φεβρουαρίου 2010

Iran begins mass production of 2 advanced new missiles



Iran begins mass production of 2 advanced new missiles


Iranian Defense Minister, Saturday inaugurated the production of a new anti-armor missile, Toufan 5 (hurricane), and an anti-helicopter missile, ‘Qaem’, both with high penetration and strong destructive.“The Toufas 5 is one of the most advanced anti-armor missile which has two heads and is capable of destroying armored vehicles, tanks and other armored vehicles like because of its high penetrating power,” said Iranian Defense Minister Ahmad Vahidi in the opening ceremony.

Vahidi also discussed missile capabilities Qaem, and said the semi-heavy missile and laser guided can destroy targets flying at low speeds and altitude, especially the helicopters with heavy shielding.Referring to the electronic warfare also Qaem said the missiles are not prone to enemy electronic warfare, as they are guided by laser.“Once these advanced weapons are mass produced and delivered to the Armed Forces, the power to defend Iran in the field will be strengthened” Iran launched an arms development program during the imposed war 1980-88 Iran-Iraq. To compensate for a U.S. arms embargo since 1992, Iran has produced its own tanks, Armored vehicles, missiles and warplanes.However, Iranian officials have always insisted that the military and weapons of the country used for defense purposes and should not be perceived as a threat to any other country.
FARS News / GS

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