Iran Shows off New Ballistic, Cruise Missiles As U.S. Tensions Rise

August 20, 2020

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Al-Jazeera

Iranian Defense Minister Amir Hatami claimed to unveil two new missiles on National Defense Industry Day, including a ballistic missile with a range of 1,400 km and a cruise missile with a range of 1,000 km. Iran named the missiles after the Iraqi militia leader Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis and the Iranian General Qassem Soleimani, both of whom died in a U.S. airstrike in January. Iran also unveiled a fourth-generation light turbo-fan engine for drones and inaugurated a production line for the Owj engine for the twin-seat Kowsar fighter jet.