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IRGC Commander Underlines Need to Produce Radar-Evading Missiles

25 October 2016 16:19

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Lieutenant Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Brigadier General Hossein Salami called on Iranian scientific and academic centers to develop radar-evading materials to be used in the country’s home-made missiles.

General Salami made the remarks while visiting Imam Hossein (AS) University’s advanced materials and nanotechnology center inaugurated in Tehran on Tuesday.

“We need radar-evading materials for missiles and one of the tasks at this center is studying the weaponry systems’ electromagnetic properties,” he said.

“Production of compounds and composites to decrease the volume and surface of aerospace equipment and ground-based weapons are among the other measures to be adopted by the center,” General Salami added.

Late in 2014, Iran’s Defense Minister Brigadier General Hossein Dehqan had said that his country is the fourth missile power in the world and is working on plans to develop radar-evading missiles.

“Iran ranks fourth among the world missile powers after the US, Russia and China,” General Dehqan said at the time.

He said Iran has increased the range of its missiles in reaction to enemy’s possible threats, but it is now “trying to increase the precision of our missiles and their endurance, and (also) make them radar-evading”.

Iran has made huge progress in building different types of weapons and military equipment, including radar-evading equipment.

General Salami announced last November that the IRGC has developed a drone technology which has empowered its radar-evading pilotless aircraft to fly 3,000km nonstop for reconnaissance and combat missions.

“Our defensive achievements and tests have grown so much that we avoid releasing reports about them in order not to prevail a security atmosphere in the society,” Salami said.

Noting that Iran which one day merely test-fired short-range missiles is now in possession of high-precision long-range missiles, he said, “Today, our drones’ 3,000-km operational range and their ability to carry out offensive operations is no more surprising to us.”

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