Tehran, Iran (8:00 A.M.) – On Sunday, the Iranian military showcased their newly produced Bavar 373 air defense missile that was developed by Iranian aerospace engineers over the last few months.
However, during the ceremony, the Iranian Minister of Defense, Brigadier General Hussein Dehqan, unveiled a homegrown turbojet engine that he claimed would be used to develop a supersonic cruise missile in the near future.
General Dehqan stated that these engines and navigation systems developed by local engineers will give the Iranian military the flexibility to develop a wide-variety of missiles, capable of flying long distances.
Just how far can these missiles travel? The Iranian Minister of Defense asserted these missiles can hit targets as far as 100 km from the coast.
Back in January, the Iranian Navy test-fired coast-to-sea and sea-to-sea cruise missiles named “Noor” (Light) with a range of 150 km during a massive naval drill in southeastern coasts of Makran, east of Strait of Hormuz, Tasnim News Agency added on Sunday.
Iran’s recent technological developments have been mostly created and designed domestically, due to years of economic isolation as a result of the sanctions imposed against them.