IRAN’S IRGC TO ARM FIGHTER JETS WITH LONG-RANGE MISSILES: COMMANDER
The Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) Aerospace Force, announced Wednesday, to equip the IRGC's fighter jets, with long-range cruise missiles, Tasnim news agency, reported.
The air-to-ground cruise missiles, with pinpoint accuracy, and a range of 1,500 km, will be installed on the bombers in the near future, Amir Ali Hajizadeh, commander of the IRGC Aerospace Force, was quoted as saying.
Hajizadeh made the announcement, on the sidelines of a ceremony, in the capital Tehran, on Wednesday, to deliver 10 Sukhoi Su-22 fighter jets, overhauled and upgraded, by domestic experts, at the IRGC Aerospace Force.
With the upgrade, the jets will also be able to carry and fire smart and cluster bombs, as well as, air-to-ground and air-to-air missiles, with pinpoint accuracy, Hajizadeh said.
Iran's Defence Ministry, on Monday, launched the mass production of an indigenous air-to-air missile.
The mass production of missile Fakour, which can be used on all types of fighter jets, was inaugurated by Iran's Defence Minister, Amir Hatami.
Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK