Iran unveiled on Saturday a new mass produced long-range anti-warship cruise missile, named Ghadir.

Iran’s defense minister on Saturday inaugurated the mass production line of the country’s homegrown long-range naval missile “Qadir”, while a first cargo of the anti-ship cruise missiles was delivered to the IRGC Navy.

In a ceremony to inaugurate the missile production line, Brigadier General Hossein Dehqan referred to ‘Qadir’ as a “strategic and effective missile in the naval battles.”

Dehqan said it is prepared rapidly for launch, flies in low altitudes with high navigation capabilities, hits the targets precisely with great destructive power, suits for electronic warfare thanks to advanced radars, and can be launched from various types of vessels and even a helicopter, helping extend its operational range.

The minister also noted that videos of the Qadir show it identifying and annihilating a naval target at a distance of 300 kilometers away from the coast, TNA reported.

Iran unveils long-range anti-warship cruise missile

Also today Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps Navy Rear Admiral Ali Fadavi announced that IRGC vessels and helicopters have been equipped with the home-made long-range ‘Qadir’ cruise missiles, FNA reports.

“In addition to their deployment in our coasts, Qadir cruise missiles have also been mounted on IRGC vessels and helicopters,” Fadavi said on the sidelines of a ceremony during which the IRGC received control of Qadir missiles production line from the defense ministry.

He further reminded that the range of Qadir missiles is not limited to 300km, “rather its true range is 300km plus the distance that the helicopter or vessel carrying them has paved. If we fire it from our coasts, its range will be 300km, but when the missile is mounted on our vessels and helicopters, the range of the missile will be added to the range of these missiles.”

The IRGC received control and launched the production line of ‘Qadir’ cruise missiles in a ceremony participated by Defense Minister Brigadier General Hossein Dehqan and other high-ranking Iranian commanders.