Iranian Navy received a first unit of new anti-ship missile on Saturday, state-run media reported.
Called Nasir, the cruise missile’s range or the size of its warhead were not mentioned in the Press TV report on Saturday but it said that it can only be fired from land or ship-based launchers.
Defense Minister Brigadier General Hussein Dehqan said Nasir can be fired as a coast-to-sea or sea-to-sea cruise missile, and can hit various naval targets, including military vessels or piers.
The cruise missile can be rapidly prepared for launch, enjoys high navigation precision, has great destructive power, can be fired from speedboats, and has anti-jamming features due to an advanced radar system, the minister added.
The Nasir missile was first test fired during the “Valayat 95” Iranian military drills in the Persian Gulf in February 2017.
Iranian Defense chief Brigadier General Hossein Dehqan touted the missile’s quick targeting ability and said that it has an advanced radar system to counter defensive jamming measures by target ships.
“Equipping the Iranian naval forces with this missile marks an effective step toward increasing the country’s defensive capability and deterrence power,” Dehqan was quoted as saying in the report.
The Iranian Army displayed a home-grown long-range missile ‘Sayyad-3 during a military parade in Tehran on Tuesday. Other military equipment showcased in the parade include S-300 air defense missile system, Zolfaqar tank, personnel carriers, cannons, a wide variety of missiles, radars, missile defense systems, speedboats, torpedoes, military vehicles and bombs, Tasnim news agency reported
Iran is building fourth missile-launching Peykan-class warship for the naval forces in Caspian Sea, local media reported Tuesday. Iran's Navy Commander Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari was quoted as saying by FARS news Tuesday that the new Peykan-class warship is being built by Bandar Anzali's Shahid Tamjidi naval industries and it will join the fleet soon
Irans Army Ground Force on Sunday showcased its recent technological achievements, including home-grown Heidar-6 tactical military vehicle and sniper rifle. In a ceremony held in Tehran two days ahead of the National Army Day, Heidar-6 tactical military vehicle, equipped with a 73mm gun was unveiled
Iran on Sunday inducted a new homegrown submarine dubbed Fateh (Conqueror) into the countrys Navy, the local media reports. The submarine was unveiled at a ceremony in Irans southern port city of Bandar Abbas
New military vessel of Jamaran-class destroyers will join Iranian Navys southern fleet by March 20, Navys top commander said Sunday. Jamaran is the first indigenously built Mowj Class multi-purpose guided missile frigate of the Imperial Iranian Navy
An Iranian navy vessel has test-fired a long-range cruise missile dubbed “Ghadir” as part of the ongoing two-day military drills in southern Iran and in the Sea of Oman. The missile fired on the second day of the war games code-named “Muhammad Rasoulallah” successfully targeted the hypothetical enemy, Tasnim news agency reported
Irans homegrown diesel-electric submarine Fateh (Conquerer) has been put through final tests, Defense Minister Brigadier General Amir Hatami said. Minister Hatami told Tasnim news agency that the Iranian submarine is undergoing tests, whose results will determine when the vessel would enter service
Iran is heading forward with its efforts of developing an intercontinental ballistic missile capable of delivering nuclear weapons over long distances. Even though the move violates international prohibitions, Iran "would choose ballistic missiles as its preferred method of delivering nuclear weapons," the director of national intelligence informed Congress this week
Iran attempted to launch a cruise missile from a “midget” submarine that appears to be based on a Pyongyang design type that sank a South Korean warship in 2010. The missile launch was attempted in the Strait of Hormuz on May 2,
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