Report: Iran starts mass production of anti-cruise cannon
By JPOST.COM STAFF
Iran on Sunday started mass production of a 40mm anti-cruise cannon named Fath with a range of 12 km and firing speed of 300 bullets per minute, the Iranian Fars news agency reported.
"This weapon is classified as an anti-aircraft artillery for low altitudes and is used on gun boats," Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Mostafa Mohammad Najjar was quoted as saying on the sidelines of a ceremony to inaugurate the production line of the Fath Cannons.
The Iranian minister stressed that the weapon's production is entirely domestic and according to the needs of the Iranian Navy.
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