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TEHRAN (AFP) - Iran launched on Sunday a production line for manufacturing cannons for warships which can be used against cruise missiles, the Fars news agency reported.
“The final range of the 40-millimetre naval cannon, named Fatah (victory), is 12km and it shoots 300 projectiles per minute,” Defence Minister Mohammad Mostafa Najjar said in a statement reported by Fars.
“It can be used against cruise missiles ... It is an anti-aircraft low-altitude weapon for use on warships,” he said, adding that it was being entirely built by Iranians.
Iran has boasted in the past of developing new weapons systems only for its claims to be met with scepticism by Western defence analysts.
“If government falls into our hands Israel will not dare threaten Iran because the Israelis and the Americans know us and our friends”
Originally posted by punkinworks09
Well then the Iranians have managed to acheive 1960's technology WOO HOOO.
If you really get down to it its 1944 tech,
OOOhhhh Scared of that.
What about the mythical mass wave attacks of cruise missles.
How are they going to counter that, OH thats right only they have the ability for such actions.
Everybody seems to forget that the iranians sent un-armed children in wave attacks against the iraqi's
Originally posted by ominous
You might not be scared of the iranian military but the USM sure as hell is, notice-warning the israelis that they not dare attack iran whiloe america's bases are easy targets for iranian missiles, and so are an us ship cruising the persian gulf..they seem very scared to me.