Iranian Defense Minister Ahmad Vahidi on Wednesday “advised” neighboring Arab states in the Gulf not to adopt a missile shield project being promoted by the United States. Read the rest of this entry »
TEHRAN (ISNA)-An Iranian IRGC Commander said Thursday deployment of NATO missile shield would be inefficient in Turkey. Read the rest of this entry »
TEHRAN – Defense Minister Ahmad Vahidi has said that Iran will not tolerate any aggression against its national interests. Read the rest of this entry »
Brig. Gen. Ahmad Vahidi told the Fars News Agency the upgraded missile system is capable of destroying advanced airplanes in low and mid altitudes and has the ability to hit a number of targets simultaneously.
“The Mersad missile defense system is comprised of different target tracing and tracking radars, soft and hardware networks, launch pads for Shahin missiles and a command and control center,” Vahidi said.
Iran has begun production on two lines of unmanned aircraft with attack and surveillance capabilities. More importantly they announced that they would soon deploy a missile defense system that would rival the Russian S-300. The system would be capable of taking out aircraft, cruise missiles and ballistic missiles at a range of approximately 90 miles. While on the surface this is a startling development, none of these systems are operational at this time, nor will the be in the near future. This seems to be more of the conjecture and speculative posturing by the Iranian Defense ministry.
TEHRAN, Iran — Iran has launched two production lines to build unmanned aircraft with surveillance and attack capabilities, the defense minister announced Monday.
It also announced that Iran would soon deploy a missile air defense system more powerful than the advanced Russian S-300 system Tehran has ordered from Moscow in 2007 but has yet to receive.
The state television quoted Defense Minister Gen. Ahmad Vahidi as saying the unmanned aircraft would be able to carry out surveillance as well as offensive tasks with high precision and a long range.
TEHRAN — Defense Minister Ahmad Vahidi opened two new missile production plants on Saturday, just three days after Iran fired a rocket carrying live animals into space, state television reported.
The plants will produce a ground-to-air missile dubbed the Qaem (Rising) and a surface-to-surface missile dubbed Toofan 5 (Storm), the broadcaster said.
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