Iran has kicked off a mass-production of its Fakour-90 air-to-air missile, the Iranian media says.
Iran’s Defense Minister, Brigadier General Amir Hatami, visited an official ceremony on July 23. He said that the missile had been developed based on operational needs and in cooperation with the Army Air Force of Iran.
The defense minister praised Iran’s military preparedness and defense capabilities, adding that any threat against his country will receive a proportional response.
The Fakour-90 is a radar-based medium-range missile. It’s based on the AIM-54 Phoenix, is used on F-14 Tomcats to intercept and destroy air-to-air targets. The missile was unveiled in 2017.