Iran successfully test fired a new generation of a ballistic missile and a laser-guided missile on the eve of the 35th anniversary of the victory of the Islamic Revolution, the Iranian defense minister says.
“The new generation of long-range ground-to-ground ballistic missile with a fragmentation warhead and the laser-guided air-to-surface and surface-to-surface missile dubbed Bina (Sighted) have been successfully test fired,” Brigadier General Hossein Dehqan said on Monday.
He said the new domestically-designed and indigenous ballistic missile can “evade the enemy missile defense systems” and can “destroy multiple targets.”
Dehqan also noted that the Bina laser-guided missile can be fired from the ground or from above.
“This missile is capable of striking important targets such as bridges, tanks and the enemy command centers with great precision,” the Iranian minister said.
He added that such valuable achievements despite sanctions and enemy pressure once again proves that the Islamic Revolution will dynamically continue its path.
Over the past years, Iran has made important breakthroughs in its defense sector and attained self-sufficiency in producing important military equipment and systems.
The Islamic Republic has repeatedly assured other nations, especially its neighbors, that its military might poses no threat to other countries, stating that its defense doctrine is based on deterrence.