Iran has unveiled a new generation of short-range Fateh missiles just days after the Islamic Republic fired a Fateh-110 ballistic missile, the first ballistic missile launch in more than a year.
The new missile generation was unveiled by Iranian Defense Minister Brig.-Gen. Amir Hatami, who said the new agile and precise tactile stealth missile was able to evade enemy radar, Iran’s semi-official Tasnim News Agency reported.
Hatami said the latest Fateh missile – which has already been tested – will boost Iran’s defensive capabilities. He stressed that Iran would not stop enhancing its missile capabilities.
“As I had promised the Iranian nation, I will spare no effort to boost the country’s missile capabilities and we will certainly increase our missile power every day,” Hatami said. “With a powerful, smart and up-to-date defense industry, we will be able to preserve peace and stability – and today, the enemies are fully aware of the Islamic Republic’s defense power. Be sure that the greater the pressures and psychological warfare against the great nation of Iran, our will to enhance our defense power in all fields will increase.”
Fox News reported on Sunday that Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) fired a third-generation Fateh-110 last week in an anti-ship configuration from Iranian soil, crossing part of the Strait of Hormuz before impacting a desert test range 100 miles away.
According to the report, the launch from the IRGC base in the southeastern Iranian city of Bandar-e-Jask was detected by US spy satellites as part of a naval exercise in the Strait of Hormuz.
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