Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Seyed Abbas Mousavi boasted the country’s self-sufficiency in production of different defensive tools, stressing that Iran is proud of the missiles built by the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) as a source of reliance.
“It is a good feeling when the IRGC unveils and tests a missile and it is our backing,” Mousavi said on Friday.
He underlined Iran’s self-sufficiency in production of different missiles, and said, “Now, we can even export them and take revenge [for enemies’ attacks], target the ISIL and hit the murderers of General Soleimani.”
Iran has produced different powerful missiles and missile defense shields in recent years, including Third of Khordad.
A year after a US intruding drone was shot down over the Southern coasts of Iran by the IRGC Aerospace Force, new images of the naval version of the missile system were released for the first time in June.
The system has been stationed on the IRGC Shahid Siavoshi frigate and is capable of target lock and missile fire with the frigate on the move. Seyed Abbas Mousavi
Third of Khordad missile system, that has been 100% mass produced by the experts of the IRGC Aerospace Force, is the same system which shot down on June 20, 2019 the highly advanced MQ-4C Triton drone of the American terrorists in Iran’s territorial waters South of the country near Kouh-e Mobarak region at an altitude of 50 thousand feet.
This system is capable of engaging and intercepting 4 active targets at each round and has been assigned for countering tactical and strategic aircraft, helicopters, cruise missiles and drones and can also shoot down its targets under electronic warfare conditions.
Last year, IRGC Aerospace Force Commander Brigadier General Amir Ali Hajizadeh had informed of designing and making a missile system that, unlike the existing systems in the world, can trace, lock, engage and intercept targets on a moving platform.