Feb 09, 2020 17:31 UTC
  • Iran can control solid-fuel missiles outside atmosphere: General Hajizadeh

Commander of the IRGC’s Aerospace Division said Iran has acquired the know-how to guide solid-propellant missiles outside the Earth’s atmosphere.

Speaking to reporters at the unveiling ceremony, Brigadier General Amir Ali Hajizadeh said by developing the adjustable nozzle technology, it is possible to control solid-fuel missiles beyond the atmosphere in space-crafts, satellite carriers and anti-armor missiles.

He added that expenses of Iran's Armed Forces are far lower than those of other countries, saying that the composite body of the new missile has been designed in a way that it can be used in surface-to-surface and air defense missiles.

Last Monday, Iran's Deputy Defense Minister Brigadier General Qassem Taqizadeh said the country 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.

“Iran currently stands among the world’s top five producers of anti-armor missiles,” Taqizadeh said.

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