September 28, 2011
The Qader (Able) marine cruise missile, which was unveiled by Iran’s President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on August 23 on the occasion of the national Defense Industries Day, has been mass-produced “as quickly as possible time,” Defense Minister Brigadier General Ahmad Vahidi told reporters on Wednesday.
He dismissed ‘the false and malicious claims’ by certain Western media purporting that Qader is not a domestically-manufactured missile and said such allegations are aimed at downplaying the country’s ‘great achievements.’
General Vahidi added that the mass-production of the missile bears witness to the high capabilities of Iranian experts who endeavor to meet the defense needs of the country’s armed forces.
With its range of 200 kilometers, the Qader missile has been produced in light of Iran’s self-sufficiency, deterrence and military prowess.