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Number Seven Thousand Two Hundred and Ninety One - 14 May 2023
Iran Daily - Number Seven Thousand Two Hundred and Ninety One - 14 May 2023 - Page 2

IRGC equips Iranian vessels with homegrown cruise missiles

The Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Navy has furnished two types of its vessels with a new cruise missile with a range of 2,000 kilometers, the force’s commander said.
In an interview with Tasnim News Agency published on Saturday, Rear Admiral Ali Reza Tangsiri said the homegrown cruise missile “Qadr-474” can hit targets within a range of 2,000 kilometers.
He noted that the Mahdavi- and Soleimani-class vessels have been equipped with the new long-range cruise missile.
The commander stated that the advanced Soleimani warship, named after Lt. General Qassem Soleimani, has been armed with various types of missiles with ranges of 200, 300, 750, and 2,000 kilometers.
He added that the IRGC Navy is going to employ a new coast-to-sea cruise missile named after Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis.
The Abu Mahdi missile and two other cruise missiles with 750-km and 2,000-km ranges are smart, can be guided to go after a new target before exploding, and can be launched even from regions deep in the land and behind the mountains to hit naval targets, he said.
The commander also stated that the IRGC Navy will unveil four Soleimani-class vessels in the current Iranian year (which ends on March 20, 2024).

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