Brahmand NewsPrevious Article
Brahmand NewsNext Article
Headlines
  • ISRO realigns orbit of Mars mission spacecraft ''Mangalyaan'':-Indian Space Research Organisation has successfully realigned the orbit of its Mars Orbiter Mission 'Mangalyaan' so it is not affected by long-duration eclipse, ISRO Chairman A S Kiran Kumar said....
  • LCA Tejas to take maiden R-Day flight:-After a gap of about two decades, an indigenously developed aircraft will take to the skies on Republic Day with LCA Tejas joining the fleet of 35 aircraft that will be part of an aerial display. ...
  • Clocks 'failed' onboard Europe's navigation satellites: ESA:-The European Space Agency announced on Wednesday there were "failed" clocks onboard some of the 18 navigation satellites it has launched for Galileo, Europe's beleaguered rival to America's GPS. ...
  • IAF chief Dhanoa reviews Indo-Oman air exercise in Jamnagar:-Air Chief Marshal B S Dhanoa and Commander of Royal Air Force of Oman (RAFO) Matar Ali Matar Al-Obaidani on Wednesday reviewed the progress of the fourth joint exercise between India and Oman. The exercise, called "Eastern Brigade IV", is the fourth in a series of air drills that started in 2009 between the two countries....

Iran unveils new cruise missile 'Qader'

Article
Line Spacing+- AFont Size+- Print This Article

The missile designed for sea targets was put on display at a ''defence marine show'' inaugurated by President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

DUBAI (PTI): Iran on Tuesday unveiled a new cruise missile which it said has the capability to strike at warships at a range of 200 kms, including US bases in the Persian Gulf region.

The missile designed for sea targets was put on display at a ''defence marine show'' inaugurated by President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Iranian TV reported.

The missile called "Qader" (Able) is built indigenously by Iranian scientists and has a high destructive ability against coastal targets and warships, the state run TV said.

It said that Ahmadinejad also made public a new torpedo system called "Valfair", fired from submarine. Both the weapon systems were tested successfully.

Iran now claims, it has an array of short and medium range ballistic missile capable of reaching targets at almost every end of the strategic Persian Gulf, including US bases of the region.

Cruising at a low height with high precision in acquiring its targets are among other features of the relatively lightweight Qader missile, it said.

Iran''s Defence Ministry manufactured Bonyan 1 marine engine to provide the country''s naval forces with the strategic product.

The torpedo is one of the most complicated marine weapons, which plays a key role in promoting Iran''s naval capabilities and the efficiency of vessels and submarines.

In January, Iran''s Defence Ministry delivered new cruise missile systems to the Navy, which are capable of spotting and destroying various targets at sea.

Tags:

Line Spacing+- AFont Size+- Print Article

Other Related News

Indian Army's artillery wing displays firepower via 'Sarvatra Prahar'

A firepower exercise 'Sarvatra Prahar' by the Indian Army was conducted in the ranges of School of Artillery at Devlali in Nashik district of Maharashtra. An array of new generation rocket and missile systems like Pinaka, Smerch and a model of BRAHMOS missile were also displayed.

Upcoming Defence Exhibitions

BRAHMOS Missile Systems

Headlines

Brahmand World Defence Update 2016

Image Gallery