Iran test-fires indigenous missile system

Iran-Commander Farzad Esmaili
Iran-Commander Farzad Esmaili

The Islamic Republic has successfully test-fired indigenously designed and manufactured Talaash 3 (endeavor) missile defense system, a senior Iranian commander says.

Commander of Iran’s Khatam al-Anbiya Air Defense Base Brigadier General Farzad Esmaili announced on Thursday that Talaash 3, which has a range of more than 200 kilometers, had successfully been put to test and would be unveiled on September 22.

The country’s air defense range will be expanded from 3,600 spots to 5,000 in the near future, added the top Iranian military commander.

On August 24, Iranian Armed Forces unveiled two marine cruise missiles, Ghadir and Nasr-e Basir, as well as two unmanned aerial vehicles, Karrar-4 and Mohajer-4.

During a ceremony attended by Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Hossein Dehqan on August 21, Iran also launched production lines for energy density batteries used in the electronic systems of its sea-based, ground-based and air-based missiles.

The production lines will enhance the range and accuracy of the country’s missile systems.

In recent years, Iran has made great achievements in its defense sector and reached self-sufficiency in producing essential military equipment and systems.

Iran has repeatedly assured other countries that its military might poses no threat to other states, insisting that its defense doctrine is entirely based on deterrence.

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Emad Askarieh has worked as a journalist since 2002. The main focus of his work is foreign policy and world diplomacy. He started his career at Iran Front Page Media Group, and is currently serving as the World Editor and the Vice-President for Executive Affairs at the Iran Front Page (IFP) news website.

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