Iran to Inaugurate ‘Laser Air Defense System’

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A view of the newly unveiled Iranian fighter jet in Tehran, Iran August 21, 2018. Tasnim News Agency/via REUTERs

Source: Asharq Al-Awsat 

Iranian Deputy Defense Minister Brigadier General Qassem Taqizadeh said that Iran is working on a project to increase the range and the precision of its cruise missiles.

Taqizadeh noted that efforts are underway to manufacture ground-to-ground ballistic missiles with pinpoint accuracy, adding that Iran is now among the world’s “top five powers in the missile industry.”

The research and design for a home-grown laser air defense system has been completed and it is now being mass-manufactured in a production line, he continued.

Moreover, Qaher 313 underwent its initial tests and is ready for further tests.

Defense Minister Brigadier General Amir Hatami affirmed Saturday that: “The conspiracy of the hegemonic system led by the US against Islamic Iran has failed on various fronts, but the enemy will not miss any chance to hit the country.”

The sanctions of the US “will not fade away and the only way to counter them is improving the power in every vital field”, especially in the military field.