• Mon / 23 July 2018 / 15:06
  • Category: Politics
  • News Code: 97050100465
  • Journalist : 71129

Iran inaugurates production line of air-to-air missile “Fakour”

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Tehran (ISNA) – Iranian Defense Minister has inaugurated a production line of air-to-air missile dubbed Fakour-90.

Iran's Defense Minister, Brigadier General Amir Hatami, who was present at the inauguration ceremony, said the missile was developed based on operational needs and in cooperation with the Army Air Force of the Islamic Republic.

He added, “With the efforts of Iranian experts and scientists of aerospace industry and despite of sanctions, as well as using domestic capacities and abilities, we are now inaugurating the production line of Fakour-90 missiles following the completion of designs and production levels and implementation of successful tests of the missile in last year”.

“The Fakour-90 missile is built based on operational needs and in cooperation with the Army Air Force of the Islamic Republic of Iran. It improves the combat ability of the air force. Fakour-90 is middle-range missile which is designed and built based on the latest world technology,” he added.

“The missile will be fired by fighters. With no doubts, inauguration of the production line can improve the combat capabilities of Iran’s army air force and will be an effective step to increase the power of deterrence and defense,” He noted.

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