Always good to see scientific developments in Iran, if it is really true.
What does self-sufficient really mean? That all parts of the missiles are produced in Iran, including rocket fuel, missile launchers and radar systems operating with the missiles.
Can the missiles be mass produced?
Which critical missile systems have been earmarked for mass production?
No point having manufacturing plants trying to mass produce 10 different missiles..........3/4 missile types are sufficient.....Lt. SAM, ATM, SAM, SSM..........one of each.
What is the quality of these missiles?
Have they been tested in battle?
Can the manufacturing plants produce sufficient spares?
Are there sufficient military personnel who are highly trained in using such equipment?
Iran self-sufficient in missile technology
Iran's Defense Minister Brigadier General Ahmad Vahidi says the country has become totally self-sufficient in missile technology.
He said on Friday that Iran has also achieved self-sufficiency in all defense-related areas, IRNA reported.
The minister further stated that standards observed in producing Iran's defense equipment match the most advanced international standards.
Asked whether Iran's Defense Ministry would unveil new defense plans in the remaining months of the current Iranian calendar year (ending March 20, 2012), Vahidi added that the details of those plans would be officially announced in due time.
Iran has made great achievements in the defense sector and attained self-sufficiency in producing essential military equipment and systems in recent years.
In January 2011, Iran's Defense Ministry delivered new cruise missile systems dubbed Qader (Able) to the Navy. With a range of 200 kilometers, Qader is capable of destroying various targets including warships as well as enemy coastal targets.
Iran has repeatedly assured that its military might poses no threat to other countries, saying its defense doctrine is based on deterrence.