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Iran ballistic missiles can hit any targets in Mideast

11 February 2015 10:20

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Iran ballistic missiles can hit any targets in Mideast

A senior Iranian commander has highlighted Iran’s defensive capabilities, saying the country’s ballistic missiles can hit any targets in the Middle East with any desired precision.

“Today our ballistic missiles can fly thousands of kilometers and can hit any targets in the region with whatever desired precision and intensity,” the second-in-command of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC), Brigadier General Hossein Salami, said on Tuesday.

The commander also said the IRGC has thousands of high-speed warships at its disposal which are capable of launching massive naval operations against enemy targets.

In recent years, Iran has made major breakthroughs in its defense sector and attained self-sufficiency in producing important military equipment and systems.

Iran has designed and manufactured different indigenous missiles, including Zelzal (Temblor), Shahab-1, Shahab-2 and Shahab-3 ballistic missiles.

The senior commander also said that the Islamic Republic’s unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) can fly thousands of kilometers, adding that they can capture images and transmit them directly or indirectly to terrestrial stations.

Salami said that Iran’s drones have been equipped with high-precision smart missiles that can hit high-speed vehicles with pinpoint precision.

Iran unveiled its first domestically-manufactured long-range combat drone, the Karrar (Striker), on August 23, 2010. Since then the country has manufactured a variety of other high-tech surveillance and combat unmanned aerial vehicles.

Iran has repeatedly said that its military might poses no threat to other countries, reiterating that its defense doctrine is based on deterrence.

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