Unic Press UK: Iran has unveiled a new surface-to-surface missile that has a range in excess of 1,350 kilometers, saying that the missile named “Hoveizeh” – after a city in southwest Iran – has been tested.
“This cruise missile needs a very short time for its preparedness and can fly at a low altitude. The Hoveyzeh missile is the symbol of self-belief and an important defense achievement based on today’s technological progress in the world. The long-range Hoveizeh cruise missile is the long arm of the Islamic Republic of Iran in the cruise missile defense field,” the country’s Defense Minister, Brigadier General Amir Hatami said during the unveiling ceremony.
In his remarks during the unveiling ceremony, Iran’s Head of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corp (IRGC)’s aerospace division, General Amirali Hajizadeh said the country has overcome the initial problems in producing jet engines for cruise missiles, and currently has the capabilities to manufacture a wide-range of missiles.