Iran Opens Production Line for Fakour-90 Medium-Range Missile

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Iran Opens Production Line for Fakour-90 Medium-Range Missile
Fakour-90 (Image credit:Wikipedia)

The Iranian Defense Ministry has launched a production line for its Fakour-90 radar based medium range missile.

"The missile had been developed based on operational needs and in cooperation with the Army, Air Force of Iran," the State-run IRINN TV reported quoting Defense Minister Brigadier General Amir Hatami who visited the official ceremony on Monday.

The Fakour-90 missile, a radar-based medium-range can be mounted on Iranian Armed Forces' F-14 fighter jets.

Domestically upgraded and identical to the AIM-54 Phoenix, it is partially reverse engineered version of the famous long range missile carried by the United States Navy Tomcat.

The missile was unveiled and successfully test-fired in 2017.

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