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  Tishrei 30, 5773 , 16/10/12

Iran Equips Speedboats with Anti-Ship Cruise Missiles

Iran announced, Monday, that it has equipped boats with speeds over 30 knots/35mph/55Kmph with four kinds of anti-ship cruise missiles, according to the Fars News Agency. Deputy Defense Minister Mehdi Farah told Fars that a fifth cruise missile will be added in the near future.

The missiles include the short-range, radar-guided Zafar (Triumph) intended for small and medium-sized targets, and the Nour (Light) long-range missile. The fifth missile, Qadir or Qader (Mighty) was first displayed during parades in September.

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