Iran Shows off New 500 Km Range Guided Missile

  • Our Bureau
  • 08:10 PM, August 22, 2015
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Iran unveiled its new solid-fuel precision-guided missile, Fateh 313, on the National Defense Industry Day on Saturday.

Iran's new generation ballistic missile with a range of 500 kilometers was unveiled in a ceremony attended by Iranian President Hassan Rouhani in Tehran.

Fateh 313 runs on combined solid fuel using a domestically-designed sensor. Fateh series of missile are among the most precise ballistic missiles. Iran joined the club of few countries that are capable of manufacturing solid-fuel and precision-striking missiles with a range of 500 kilometers.

According to military sources, the new missile had been previously test-fired successfully. Iran’s Defense Ministry plans to begin the mass production of Fateh-313 soon, Fars News reported.

On Friday, Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Aerospace Force Brigadier General Amir Ali Hajizadeh said that the Islamic Republic of Iran will continue improving its missile systems in a bid to enhance the country's defense capabilities against enemies' possible threats.

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