Tehran (IP) - Iran Defence Ministry on Saturday inaugurates the mass production line of advanced shoulder-launched missiles and centres for producing solid fuel for ground forces’ missiles.

Iran Press/Iran News: In a ceremony on Saturday in attendance of Chief of Staff of Iran's Armed Forces Major General Mohamad Bagheri and Defense Minister Brigadier General Amir Hatami, concurrent with the 42nd Islamic Revolution anniversary, these two strategic projects inaugurated.

First-generation of the shoulder-launched missiles were being imported to the country, but today, the advanced generation of them is being manufactured in Iran, Major General Bagheri said, noting that the missiles have different varieties with a range of around 5 kilometers that can counter various targets.

“This is actually one of the unique product lines of short-range air defense missiles in the region and can fulfill the armed forces' operational needs using advanced technologies in the fields of optics, guidance, and control,” Chief of Staff of Iran's Armed Forces added.

Only three or four countries in the world are equipped with the know-how of producing them. However, today Iran has completely attained the technology, and all the parts are being mass-produced inside the country.

Major General Mohamad Bagheri, about the combined solid fuel production center, said: Increasing the range and speed of missiles used in ground operations was one of the armed forces' needs and aim of manufacturing solid fuel.

Produced Solid Fuel will be used in different tactical surface-to-surface missiles, anti-tank, low altitude air defense missiles, among others.


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