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Iran military supplied with new air defense system

Iran: The Iranian Ministry of Defense has supplied the Army and the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) with four home-made ballistic missiles and an air defense system. The ministry has provided Khatam al-Anbiya Air Defense Base and IRGC Aerospace Force with the missiles of Qadr, Qiyam, Fateh-110 and Khlaije Fars (Persian Gulf) missiles and a Mersad air defense system. Iran’s Defense Minister, Brig Gen Hossein Dehghan attended the delivery ceremony held in Tehran. “The Qadr long-range ballistic missile and mid-range Qiyam missile are capable of being launched from mobile launchers,” said Dehghan. The missiles, with stealth capabilities, are able to penetrate missile defense shields. Surface-to-surface Fateh-110 missile, with a range of 250-300 km, can carry a 500-600 kilogram warhead. Khalije Fars is a supersonic anti-ship ballistic missile with a range of 300 km based. It is equipped with a 650kg explosive warhead and an interception evading guidance system.

Source: Abna