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Iran launches production line of homegrown ballistic missile

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Added On September 26, 2016

  Iran's defense ministry on Sunday launched the production line of homegrown ballistic missile of "Zolfaqar," Tasnim news agency reported.

The tactical missile, which is capable of evading jamming signals in electronic warfare, will come into service by the end of the current Iranian year, in March 2017.

Zolfaqar runs on solid fuel and can hit the targets with pin-point accuracy in a range of 750 km.

On Wednesday, Iran's Islamic Revolution Guards Corps demonstrated Zolfaqar during a military parade in Iran's southern port of Bandar Abbas.

On Sunday, Iran's Defense Minister Brig. Gen. Hossein Dehqan said that the Islamic republic is set to unveil three other types of missiles in the coming months.

"These three missiles are (updated versions of) Qadir, Sejil, as well as high-precision Khorramshahr," which will greatly promote the country's defense power, Dehqan was quoted by Press TV as saying.

Iran is now capable of designing and producing missiles with any range as well as any level of precision and destructive power, including cruise missiles and the ones using solid or liquid fuel, he added.

In the future, Iran will develop ground-to-ground ballistic missiles that can hit maritime targets far away, Dehqan said.

Iranian officials have vowed to develop missile programs as a means to enhance deterrent power of the country.