Iran launches missile production line

Teheran says Nasr 1 Missile will be capable of destroying targets up to 100 tons in size.

By ASSOCIATED PRESS
March 7, 2010 09:26
Iran launches missile production line

Ahmad Vahidi 248.88 ap. (photo credit: AP)

 
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Iran's defense minister has announced a new production line of highly accurate, long range cruise missiles capable of evading radar.

Gen. Ahmad Vahidi told state TV Sunday that the missile named Nasr 1 (Victory) will be capable of destroying targets up to 100 tons in size.

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The missile is launched from the surface but will eventually be modified to be fired from helicopters and submarines, he said.

Iran frequently makes announcements about new advances in military technology that cannot be independently verified.

Iran began a military self-sufficiency program in 1992, under which it produces a large range of weapons, including tanks, medium range missiles, jet fighters and torpedoes.

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