Iran Producing New Air Defense Missile 05/20 07:23
TEHRAN< Iran (AP) --- Iran says it has started mass producing a new
sophisticated air defense missile system capable of engaging low-altitude
The Monday report by state TV quotes Defense Minister Gen. Ahmad Vahidi as
saying the new system, dubbed Herz-9 or Talisman-9 in Farsi, is capable of
operating at night.
He said the system was mobile and could automatically identify and target
flying objects at "low altitude."
The TV showed the system, involving double missiles mounted on a truck.
From time to time Iran announces military achievements that cannot be
The country, facing a Western military embargo, is pursuing a program for
military self-sufficiency, producing weapons ranging from light submarines and
jet fighters to torpedoes and missiles.