Iran successfully test-fires the 4th generation of the Fateh missile. (File photo)
Iran has successfully test-fired the fourth generation of the indigenously-made Fateh 110 precision missile, Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Ahmad Vahidi says.
“The 4th generation of the Fateh 110 precision missile with a range of more than 300 kilometers (190 miles) was successfully test-fired by the Defense Ministry’s Aerospace Industries Organization (AIO),” Vahidi told reporters on Saturday.
He added that the latest surface-to-surface missile with improved precision in targeting and advanced navigation and control systems has been completely engineered by Iranian experts as part of the Islamic Republic's plan to bolster its military might.
Iran's Armed Forces can use the Fateh 110 missile to hit and destroy ground and sea targets, missile sites, arms cache, radars and other targets, the minister explained.
He emphasized that Iran is among the few countries in the world capable of producing this type of missile.
Vahidi said that Iran's capabilities are in line with the Islamic Republic’s doctrine of defense and deterrence.
“Iran's capabilities are defensive and will only be used against aggressive countries and those who threaten our country’s interests and territorial integrity,” the minister pointed out.
Over the recent years, Iran has made important breakthroughs in its defense sector and attained self-sufficiency in producing important military equipment and systems.
The Islamic Republic has repeatedly made it clear that its military might is merely based on the nation's defense doctrine of deterrence and poses no threat to other countries.