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Iran unveils new ground-launched cruise missile

Posted by Dylan Malyasov on


Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Amir Hatami has unveiled new Hoveizeh ground-launched cruise missile.

During the 4th day of Eghtedar 40 military and defense exhibition underway in the Iranian capital of Tehran was unveiled newest Hoveizeh ground-launched cruise missile.

Amir Hatami, underlining that the Islamic Republic of Iran is improving day by day the ability to defend and ensure national security and interests and does not ask anyone’s permission in this regard, said ‘Hoveizeh’ long-range cruise missile is a symbol of self-confidence and an important defense achievement representing the climax of global technological advancement.

“It shows that nothing can challenge the determination and will of the Iranian people in the defense field, and as Leader of Islamic Revolution said, “any threat will receive a decisive and corresponding response.”

Amir Brigadier Hatami pointed out that on the fifth decade of the Islamic Revolution, we prepared the ‘Defense Achievements and Construction’ exhibition at Imam Khomeini’s Mosalla in central Tehran, adding that about 350 products in different military fields are showcased at the event as the main achievements of the defense industry of the country.

Some source also reported that new cruise missile has a range of over 1,350 kilometers and will be used against fixed ground targets.

General Hatami said the surface-to-surface missile could be quickly prepared for launch, can fly at low altitudes, and is highly accurate and explosive.

The general also noted that Iran has successfully test-fired the missile.

The Hoveizeh cruise missile was test-fired and managed to accurately hit targets at a distance of 1,200 kilometers, he said.

Later was released video showing live fire test of a new long-range cruise missile.

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