Iran’s naval power enhanced by Qadir missile: commander

November 30, 2015 - 0:0

TEHRAN - Iranian Navy Commander Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari has said the Qadir anti-ship cruise missiles will boost the combat capabilities of his forces.

The new cruise missile will definitely improve the naval forces’ combat capabilities and help them protect the country’s borders with more self-confidence, Sayyari told reporters on Sunday, Tasnim reported.

He made the comments in a ceremony in which the Defense Ministry delivered a large cargo of the homegrown long-range naval missiles to the Navy.

Sayyari also hailed Qadir as an appropriate missile in diverse naval operations, saying it can be launched either from coast, a vessel or a submarine to hit naval targets.

Qadir can be prepared rapidly for launch, flies in low altitudes with high navigation capabilities, hits targets with great precision and destructive power, and suits for electronic warfare. It can be launched even from a helicopter.

Videos of testing Qadir show it identifies and annihilates a naval target at a distance of 300 kilometers away from the coast.