The Iranian Defense Ministry started supplying large numbers of 'Qiyam [Resurrection] 1' high-precision ballistic missiles to the Aerospace Force of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps [IRGC/ASF] on Sunday.
The new missiles were supplied to the IRGC in a ceremony attended by Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Ahmad Vahidi and Commander of the IRGC Aerospace Force Brigadier General Amir Ali Hajizadeh.
Addressing the ceremony, Vahidi said that mass-production of Qiyam 1 missiles indicates Tehran's self-sufficiency in producing different types of missiles.
Referring to the detailed features and specifications of the newly mass-produced ballistic missile, Vahidi said that Qiyam 1 is the country's first finless missile.
The minister added that the very special design of the missile makes its detection by radars and air defense systems difficult. He said that omission of the fins from the design has increased the velocity of the missile and shortened the launch time.
Vahidi explained that the newly produced ballistic missiles are the product of hard work and extensive research by Iranian experts, adding that they will be delivered to the Iranian Armed Forces in an official ceremony in the near future.
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Qiyam-1 surface-to-surface missile (SSM) atop production stands
Qiyam-1 deployed on a Transporter Erector Launcher (TEL)
Test-firing in the field of a Qiyam-1 SSM
Photos: Vahid Reza Alaei at Fars News Agency