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Iran Unveils New Short-Range Missiles, Drones

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 1:27am
The Associated Press

In this photo released by the official website of the office of the Iranian Presidency, Iran's President Hassan Rouhani, third left, accompanied by Defense Minister Hossein Dehghan, second left, looks at a "Mohajer-4" Iran-made drone while visiting a defense industry display in Tehran, Iran, Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014. Iran unveiled a new generation of short-range marine missiles and aerial drones on Sunday, as President Hassan Rouhani said its military doctrine was based on deterring and countering threats from unnamed foreign powers. (AP Photo/Mohammad Berno, Iranian Presidency Office)Iran's official news agency says the country has produced a new generation of short-range marine missiles and aerial drones.

The IRNA report on Sunday says the Ghadir missile, with a range of 100 kilometers (62 miles), is capable of destroying marine targets. It did not give a range for the Nasr-e Basir cruise missile, but said it could "operate in silence," without elaborating.

IRNA also says Iran has unveiled two new drones, the high-altitude Karrar-4 and the Mohajer-4 drone, which can be used to generate maps for both military and civilian purposes.

Iran launched a homegrown defense industry in 1992 that produces light and heavy weapons.

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