TEHRAN -- The Iranian Defense Ministry has manufactured an anti-missile system capable of destroying cruise missiles and other objects flying at low altitude, Defense Minister Ahmad Vahidi said on Sunday.
“Experts at the Defense Ministry have succeeded in manufacturing a short-range air defense artillery system that can fire 4,000 rounds per minute,” Vahidi told the Fars News Agency.
The system will officially become operational in the near future, he said.
He also stated that the Defense Ministry is working on the design and manufacture of an array of short-range, medium-range, and long-range air defense systems.
Vahidi also told reporters that Iran has designed airplanes that can carry up to 150 passengers.
He added that the Defense Ministry is making great progress in designing and manufacturing unmanned aircraft which fly at high altitude, have visual capability, and are equipped with various sensors http://www.tehrantimes.com/index_View.asp?code=218717