Iran begins mass production of long range anti-warship missile Ghadir

16 March 2015 (Last Updated March 16th, 2015 18:30)

Iran's Defense Ministry has begun mass production of long range anti-warship cruise missile Ghadir.

Iran's Defense Ministry has begun mass production of long range anti-warship cruise missile Ghadir.

The missiles are said to be capable of striking naval targets from a distance of up to 300km.

To be produced by the ministry's Aerospace Industries Organisation, the missiles will be equipped with advanced radar along with anti-jamming and anti-electronic warfare systems.

"The weapon will have high-precision and substantial destructive power."

The weapon will have high-precision and substantial destructive power. It will be capable of flying at low-altitudes.

Defense Minister Brigadier General Hossein Dehqan said: "The high-precision, rapid reaction and high-quality of these important products have incredibly increased the Armed Forces' combat power in the sky, sea and ground."

The missiles were officially launched in August 2014. The first batch of unspecified number of Ghadir missiles have been delivered to Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC).

"Today, we are simultaneously witnessing the launch of the mass production line and the delivery of this strategic and effective missile in the domain of defense and marine battle," Dehqan added.

Previously this month, Iran has unveiled a new home-made long-range land-to-land cruise missile Soumar.