News ID: 132701
Published: 0207 GMT December 12, 2015

Cmdr.: Navy plans to upgrade Qadir cruise missiles

Cmdr.: Navy plans to upgrade Qadir cruise missiles

Navy Commander Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari said that the country’s homegrown long-range cruise missile dubbed “Qadir” is planned to be upgraded.

“Qadir is the latest series of advanced missiles in our possession, but the missiles will be upgraded and we will achieve new missiles year by year,” Rear Admiral Sayyari told Tasnim News Agency on Saturday.

He further emphasized that the Iranian Navy has equipped its destroyers with the state-of-the-art cruise missiles, including Qadir.

In a ceremony on November 29, Defense Ministry delivered a large cargo of the homegrown missile, Qadir, to the navy. The naval missile enjoys a range of 300 km.

On March 14, Iran started mass production of the Qadir cruise missile after it was unveiled on August 24, 2014 in a ceremony with President Hassan Rouhani and the defense chief in attendance.

Qadir can be prepared rapidly for launch, flies in low altitudes with high navigation capabilities, hits targets with great precision and destructive power, and suits for electronic warfare. It can be launched even from a helicopter.


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