The Islamic Republic of Iran plans to build new high-speed cruise missiles that could pose a significant threat to U.S. ships operating in the Persian Gulf.
Iranian defense minister Brig. Gen. Hossein Dehqan announced Sunday that his country made significant advances in surface-to-surface missile technology, and is now close to creating its own supersonic cruise missiles. His statements came during a ceremony unveiling Iran’s first home-grown turbojet engine.
“We have greatly increased the range of our marine cruise missiles and currently possess missiles with a range of 200 kilometers which are anti-ship and anti-surface,” said Dehqan. “We have succeeded in changing the strategic systems of cruise missiles and increasing the power of their engines and ranges.” – READ MORE