Iranian Navy May Increase Operational Range of its Missiles

14 February 2011 (Last Updated February 14th, 2011 18:30)

The Iranian Navy has plans to increase the operational range of its missiles by increasing portability of its missile systems, Iranian Navy Lieutenant Commander Rear Admiral Gholam-Reza Khadem Biqam has said. "Given the extensive presence and deployment of the navy in Iran's water borders

The Iranian Navy has plans to increase the operational range of its missiles by increasing portability of its missile systems, Iranian Navy Lieutenant Commander Rear Admiral Gholam-Reza Khadem Biqam has said.

"Given the extensive presence and deployment of the navy in Iran's water borders, promotion of our missile capabilities is a must," he noted.

"There are several ways to safeguard our territories and promotion of our coastal systems is not the only way.

"We can use portable missile systems in a bid to increase the operational range of our missiles as well," Biqam added.

Iran's plan for boosting coast-to-sea missile systems is part of the navy's broader efforts to boost its naval missile capabilities, according to Fars News Agency.

The Defence Ministry supplied a number of newly developed anti-ship coastal cruise missile systems to the navy last month and all its combat fleets and units are equipped with missile systems.