Iranian Army test-fires new smart missile


The Iranian Army Ground Force’s missile unit is testing a smart missile with a range of 300 km, Commander of the Iranian Army Ground Force Brigadier General Kiomars Heidari said on February 14 to Fars news agency. This mid-range missile is being tested to assess its precision-striking power, he added.
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The Iranian Army Ground Force on February 14 test-fired its new smart missile with the range of 300km. (Picture source: FNA)


This missile benefits from smart, self-relying pinpointing capabilities and is ready to defend the borders of Iran in different weather conditions, General Heidari said. He underlined the capability of the Army Ground Force to make artillery, rocket launchers and rockets, and said: "We try to make our weapons in this area, firstly smart, secondly automatic, and thirdly with increasingly pin-pointing power.”

Last January, the Iranian Army Ground Force for the first time tested the country’s new indigenous electro-optic system, Jalal, during the Eqtedar (Might) 99 wargames along the Makran coasts on the Northern rims of the Sea of Oman, Fars reports. The Army Ground Force tested the electro-optic system in real combat conditions against hypothetical enemy targets. The system, which has been designed and built by experts in the Army Ground Force, can transmit images taken in pitch dark to all remote control and command centers. It can also combine radar and optical data.


 

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