Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps Navy Rear Admiral Ali Fadavi announced on Saturday that IRGC vessels and helicopters have been equipped with the home-made long-range ‘Qadir’ cruise missiles.
“In addition to their deployment in our coasts, Qadir cruise missiles have also been mounted on IRGC vessels and helicopters,” Fadavi said on the sidelines of a ceremony during which the IRGC received control of Qadir missiles production line from the defense ministry.
He further reminded that the range of Qadir missiles is not limited to 300km, “rather its true range is 300km plus the distance that the helicopter or vessel carrying them has paved. If we fire it from our coasts, its range will be 300km, but when the missile is mounted on our vessels and helicopters, the range of the missile will be added to the range of these missiles.”
The IRGC received control and launched the production line of ‘Qadir’ cruise missiles in a ceremony participated by Defense Minister Brigadier General Hossein Dehqan and other high-ranking Iranian commanders.
Addressing the ceremony, Dehqan said Qadir missiles can be rapidly deployed to show reaction in a short time, while they enjoy other capabilities such as low flying altitude, high navigation precision, high targeting precision, high destruction power, highly advanced anti-electronic warfare and anti-jamming systems, advanced radar systems and the capability of being fired from different types of vessels and helicopters.
Stressing that the Iranian defense ministry stands atop the region in manufacturing different types of home-made missiles, he said, “The high precision, rapid reaction and high quality of these important products have incredibly increased the Armed Forces’ combat power in the sky, sea and ground.”
Dehqan appreciated the Iranian scientists and elites for designing, building and mass-producing Qadir missiles which can hit targets 300km in distance, and said, “God willing, the Defense Ministry’s new missiles with much more advanced capabilities will be delivered to the Armed Forces next year.”
The Iranian Armed Forces have recently test-fired different types of newly-developed missiles and torpedoes and tested a large number of home-made weapons, tools and equipment, including submarines, military ships, artillery, choppers, aircrafts, UAVs and air defense and electronic systems in several massive military drills.
Defense analysts and military observers say that Iran’s wargames and its advancements in weapons production have proved as a deterrent factor.