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    Iranian Naval Destroyer Reportedly Gets 1st Locally-Made Ship-to-Air Missiles

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    MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The destroyer of the Iranian Navy was first equipped with a domestically-made ship-to-air missile system designed to combat anti-ship missiles, Tasnim reported Saturday.

    Iranian Navy Commander Rear Adm. Hossein Khanzadi said the installed сlose-in weapon system (CIWS), dubbed Kamand, was able to hit targets from a distance of two kilometers (1.24 miles) with a firing rate of 4,000 to 7,000 rounds per minute, the Tasnim news agency reported.

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    Khanzadi noted that the system would now be installed on ships that conduct operations far from the coast.

    On Monday, media reported that Iranian Defense Minister Amir Hatami had presented a new generation of Fateh-type ballistic missiles capable of evading radars and hitting targets with increased accuracy.


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