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Iran Starts Mass-Production Of Anti Ship Zafar Cruise Missile

Irani Anti Ship Zafar Cruise Missile

Irani Anti Ship Zafar Cruise Missile

Irani Anti Ship Zafar Cruise Missile

Irani Anti Ship Zafar Cruise Missile
 Iran on Saturday inaugurated the production line of a newly unveiled naval cruise missile, called Zafar (Triumph).

The production line was inaugurated by Iranian Defense Minister
Brigadier General Ahmad Vahidi in a ceremony at the Defense Ministry’
Aerospace Industries Organization on the occasion of the Ten-Day Dawn
ceremonies, celebrating the anniversary of the victory of the Islamic
Revolution back in 1979.

The ceremony was also attended by Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps Naval Force Brigadier General Ali Fadavi.

During the ceremony, the first cargo of Zafar missiles was delivered to the IRGC.

Speaking to reporters, Vahid said that “Zafar is a short-range,
anti-ship, radar guided missile capable of hitting and destroying small
and medium-sized targets with high precision”.

He added that the missile can be mounted onto light and speed boats,
enjoys a high capability in anti-electronic warfare and is highly
destructive.

Iran has made giant progress in arms production, specially in area of missile technology, in the last decade.

Iran’s latest cruise missile production, Qader (Mighty), was displayed
to the public during the military parades marking the Week of Sacred
Defense in September.


Later in September, the Iranian Defense Ministry supplied large numbers
of the Qader anti-ship cruise missiles to the Iranian Army’s and the
IRGC naval forces to boost Iran’s naval defense power.

Tehran launched an arms development program during the 1980-88 Iraqi
imposed war on Iran to compensate for a US weapons embargo. Since 1992,
Iran has produced its own tanks, armored personnel carriers, missiles
and fighter planes.

Yet, Iranian officials have always stressed that the country’s military
and arms programs serve defensive purposes and should not be perceived
as a threat to any other country. 

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