Middle East threat: Iran is one of the five largest anti-ballistic missiles manufacturers
TEHRAN, (BM) – Iran’s deputy defense minister said the country is currently one of the five largest manufacturers of anti-ballistic missiles in the world, with enormous potential for the production of cruise missiles and other defense equipment, learned BulgarianMilitary.com.
“Islamic Iran is currently one of the five largest missile defense manufacturers in the world,” said Brigadier General Kassem Takizadeh, speaking at a ceremony in Tehran on Monday, Press TV reported.
“At the same time, we achieved very high power with respect to the production of various types of satellites, cruise missiles and other military equipment,” he added.
A senior military official noted that prior to the 1979 Islamic Revolution, Iran’s defense industry was completely dependent on other countries, but this trend has changed since the revolution, and currently the country occupies a high place in the world in relation to the development of its military industry.
He pointed to Iran’s progress in the production of precision-guided missiles and intelligent air defense systems, noting that the Bavar-373 domestic missile defense system, which has a range of targets up to 120 kilometers and can hit targets at an altitude of up to 27 kilometers, is one of the most important defensive achievements of the country after the victory of the Islamic Revolution.
Iran introduced the latest Bavar-373 missile defense system, designed and manufactured by the country’s experts, in August 2019.
This is a mobile missile defense system designed to intercept and destroy enemy targets. The system uses rockets with a maximum range of up to 300 kilometers.
The system is capable of simultaneously detecting up to 300 targets, tracking 60 targets simultaneously and hitting six targets simultaneously.
Iran has repeatedly stated that its military power poses no threat to other countries, and that its defense doctrine is based on deterrence.
Also in his speech, the Iranian general said that the country had no place in space technology before the Islamic Revolution, adding: “At present, we are among the eight leading countries in the world in the field of space technology.”
The head of the Iranian Space Agency (ISA) Mortez Barari said on Saturday that the country is preparing to launch its new domestic satellite of scientific observations in the “coming days”.
Barari told AFP that the production of the Zafar (Victory) satellite “began three years ago with the participation of 80 Iranian scientists.”
According to Berari, the 113-kilogram satellite will be launched by the Simorg rocket launcher to an altitude of 530 kilometers (329 miles) above the Earth, where it will make 15 revolutions around the Earth per day.
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