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

August 20, 2020



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.