Iran unveils three new precision-guided missiles

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TEHRAN, Iran — Iran unveiled three precision-guided missiles on Tuesday, with the defense minister saying they show the country is ready to defend itself in the face of US “viciousness and conspiracies.”

The new lineup of air-to-air missiles dubbed the “Yasin,” “Balaban” and a new series of the “Ghaem” were developed jointly by the ministry and Sa Iran, also known as Iran Electronics Industries.

Defense Minister Brigadier-General Amir Hatami hailed their launch as “another significant achievement of power and dignity for the Islamic Republic of Iran,”

“It shows that despite the viciousness and conspiracies of the Great Satan America and its mercenaries, the defense ministry will not hesitate for a moment to defend the Islamic Republic and to expand security,” he said, quoted by Fars news agency.

The Yasin is a smart, guided missile with folding wings that can be fired from a range of 50 kilometers (30 miles) of its target from manned or unmanned aircraft, Fars reported.

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