Iran has announced the development of its new land-based cruise missile, according to the FARS news agency.

Revolutionary Guards commander Brig.-Gen. Amir Ali Hajizadeh told the news service on Sunday the “Ya Ali” missile has a range of 700 kilometers, or 435 miles.

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It can be fired from ground launchers as well as from fighter jets, Hajizadeh said, making it useful either for air strikes or in attacks by ground forces such as those who strike Israel from Gaza.

Iran is Gaza’s largest supplier of military hardware and ordnance.

“It is a land-based cruise missile built by the Iran Revolutionary Guards Command Aerospace Force,” he said. “Another land-based cruise missile has also been built by the defense ministry.”

The air force commander did not reveal what kind of warhead the missile could carry.

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Hana Levi Julian is a Middle East news analyst with a degree in Mass Communication and Journalism from Southern Connecticut State University. A past columnist with The Jewish Press and senior editor at Arutz 7, Ms. Julian has written for Babble.com, Chabad.org and other media outlets, in addition to her years working in broadcast journalism.

3 COMMENTS

  1. We are at war. Many stubbornly and foolishly don’t put the pieces together and refuse to identify the evil doers as evil. We are disgracefully politically correct.

    There are no Luftwaffe overhead or Panzer divisions on our borders. But make no mistake; we are under attack—our values, our tolerance, our freedom, our virtue, our land. Did anyone imagine in the 1920’s what Europe would look like in the 1940’s?

    We dare not wallow in complacency, in a misguided tolerance and naive sense of security. We must not be lulled into inaction for fear of offending the offenders. Radical Islam is the scourge of the world and this must be cried out from every synagogue during the high holidays. ISIS MUST BE DESTROYED. Iran is our enemy. They are the new Nazis.
    These murderers, these barbarians are radical Islamists. . Rabbi Dr. Bernhard Rosenberg

  2. The overwhelming majority of Iranian jet fighters are over 25 yrs old. They have developed their own fighter but still have minimal amounts of those. IF Iran's air force safety record is the same as their civilian airliner record they have real problems!

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