Iran's Defense Ministry has supplied a number of newly developed anti-ship coastal cruise missile systems to the country's Navy as part of the country's broader plan for enhancing its defense capabilities.The new coast-to-sea missile systems were officially transferred to the country's Navy in a ceremony attended by Commander of the Iranian Army's Navy Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari and Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Ahmad Vahidi."These sites have been developed in three types, including light sites, independent sites and extensive sites that include target detection, missile launch pads, radar guidance systems," Vahidi noted, adding that all the designing and development phases of these sites have been carried out by the Iranian experts.Vahidi noted that deployment of these systems along coastal lines will provide Iran with the capability to identify, detect and destroy multiple targets thorough a single command and control center.
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New mobile AShM triple-launcher
Three such AShM triple-launcher systems on display
Close-up detail of swivel-mounted box launchers
Marine Industries Organization (MIO) facility
IRGC Brigadier General Ahmad Vahidi at the transfer ceremony. He has certainly aged during his tenure as Iran's Defense Minister.
Iran Navy Commander Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari.
Photos: Vahid Reza Alaei at FARS News Agency and JameJamOnline.ir