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Iran opens production lines for two new missiles: report

2010-02-07 08:40 BJT

TEHRAN, Feb. 6 (Xinhua) -- Iran opened its production lines for two new missiles -- the Toofan 5 anti-armor missile and the Qaem anti-helicopter missile -- on Saturday, the Fars news agency reported.

"The Toufan 5 missile is one of the most advanced anti-armor missiles, which has two warheads and is capable of destroying armored vehicles, tanks and personnel carriers due to its high penetration power," Iranian Defense Minister Ahmad Vahidi said at the inauguration ceremony.

The Qaem semi-heavy guided missile can destroy targets flying at low speeds and altitudes, specially the aggressive helicopters equipped with armor-like bodies, Vahidi said.

The Qaem missile is not prone to enemy's electronic warfare as it is laser-guided, he added.

The Iranian defense minister said that once these advanced weapons are mass produced and delivered to the Armed Forces, Iran' s defense power in ground and air combats will be reinvigorated.

Also on Saturday, Commander of Iran's Khatam ol-Anbia Air Defense Base Brigadier General Ahmad Miqani said Iran has reached full self-sufficiency in the production of different types of needed radars with different ranges and frequency bands, Fars reported.

"We have attained outstanding progress in area of manufacturing and optimizing different types of defense systems and information and communication systems," Miqani was quoted as saying.


Editor: Zhang Pengfei | Source: Xinhua