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Apr 20, 2017
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Iran's Defense Ministry Delivers New Nasir Anti-Ship Cruise Missiles to IRGC Navy

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Source: Press TV (Iran)

On April 22, Press TV reported on the delivery ceremony of the first batch of Nasir anti-ship cruise missiles, stating that they were designed and manufactured by Iran's Defense Ministry and unveiled and test-fired during Iranian Navy drills in February. According to the report, Defense Minister Hossein Dehghan said that the Nasir missile "opened a new chapter in his country's sophisticated missile technology."


Narrator: "Iran's Minister of Defense has delivered the first batch of Nasir anti-vessel missiles to the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps [IRGC] navy wing. The cruise missile was first revealed and test-fired during the Iranian navy's drills in the Persian Gulf and the Sea of Oman in February 2017."



Reporter: "Nasir anti-ship cruise missiles is capable of firing from the coast to the sea against targets such as war ships with huge destruction power."



Narrator: "During the delivery ceremony, Defense Minister Hossein Dehghan said his ministry seeks to boost Iran's armed forces, particularly its missile program. According to Dehghan, Nasir's design and its successful test-fire opens a new chapter in the country's sophisticated missile technology."



Hossein Dehghan [via interpreter]: "Nassir anti-ship missiles has many capabilities including its rapid preparation and reaction, low-flight altitude, and high-precision navigation. Also, thanks to its advanced radar system, it has anti-jamming capability."



Narrator: "Nasir cruise missile has been designed and manufactured by the engineers at the Iranian Defense Ministry."



Iranian official [via interpreter]: "This missile and other missiles have been designed by Iranian specialists. They are only for defensive purposes and will be used to ensure peace, stability, and security of the region."



Narrator: "In recent years, Iran has made major breakthroughs in the defensive capabilities and attained self-sufficiency in producing important military equipment and systems. Accordingly, the Islamic Republic of Iran has conducted numerous military drills to enhance the defense capabilities of its armed forces and to test modern military tactics and equipment."


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