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Iran's General says Tehran among world’s top five producers of anti-armor missiles, top eight countries in space technology

Iran to launch its new domestically-developed scientific observation satellite

The Islamic Republic of Iran is no doubt a regional player in the middle east of today, ambitiously  aiming to developed militarily to withstand any aggressor from any quarter. This Iran have demonstrated with a warning missile strikes against the United states military bases in Iraq in retaliation to the US assassination of the top Iran's IRGC commander, General Qaseem Soleimani in Baghdaa, the Iraqi capital.

Iran's deputy defense minister on Monday said the Persian is currently among the world’s top five producers of anti-armor missiles, while enjoying a vast capacity for manufacturing Cruise missiles and other defense hardware according to a Press TV report.

Brigadier General Qassem Taqizadeh said while addressing a ceremony in Tehran  that the Islamic Republic currently stands among the "world’s top five producers of anti-armor missiles.”  At the same time, we have attained a very high capacity with regard to manufacturing various kinds of satellites, Cruise missiles and other types of military equipment, he added.

He pointed to Iran's progress in the fields of manufacturing precision-guided missiles and smart air defense systems, saying that the domestically-built Bavar-373 missile defense system, which has a range of 120 kilometers and can reach an altitude of 27 kilometers, is one of the most important defense achievements of the country after the victory of the Islamic Revolution.

Iran unveiled the state-of-the-art surface-to-air Bavar-373 missile defense system, designed and manufactured by the country's experts, in August 2019. It is a mobile missile defense system designed to intercept and destroy incoming hostile targets. The system employs missiles that have a maximum range of 300 kilometers.

The system is capable of simultaneously detecting up to 300 targets, tracking 60 targets at once and engaging six targets at a time.

Iran has repeatedly said its military might poses no threat to other countries, and that its defense doctrine is based on deterrence.

Also in his remarks, the Iranian defense official said the country had no place in space technology before the Islamic Revolution, adding, "We are currently among the world’s top eight countries in the field of space technology."

Head of the Iranian Space Agency (ISA) Morteza Barari said on Saturday the country is preparing to launch its new domestically-developed scientific observation satellite in the “coming days.”

Barari told AFP that the manufacture of the Zafar (Victory) satellite "began three years ago with the participation of 80 Iranian scientists."

The 113-kilogram satellite will be launched by a Simorgh carrier 530 kilometers (329 miles) above the Earth, where it will make 15 orbits daily, said Berari.


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