Iran Unveils Ballistic Missile Named After Assassinated General Qassem Soleimani

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  • 08:33 AM, August 21, 2020
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Iran Unveils Ballistic Missile Named After Assassinated General Qassem Soleimani
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Iran exhibited two new weapons- a cruise missile and a surface-to-surface ballistic missile named after the slain top general Qassem Soleimani.

"The surface-to-surface missile, called martyr Qassem Soleimani, has a range of 1,400 km, and the cruise missile, called martyr Abu Mahdi, has a range of over 1,000 km," Defense Minister Amir Hatami said in a televised speech on Thursday.

Soleimani and Iraqi militia leader Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis were both killed outside Baghdad’s international airport in a U.S. strike in January.

State TV reported "Martyr Hajj Qassem" missile was not intercepted by a defense system during a test.

Iran has also presented a fourth-generation light turbo-fan engine that will power its advanced drones. A production line of its domestically produced "Owj" engine for the Iranian-made twin-seat Kowsar fighter jet was also inaugrated.

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