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Iran to build new missile, seaplane

MOSCOW, July 26 — Iran will soon start manufacturing a new missile and an indigenous seaplane, Defense Minister Brigadier General Ahmad Vahidi said on Wednesday.

“The production line of high-precision missiles and armed flying boats (seaplanes) will be launched soon,” he was quoted by Press TV as saying.

He offered no timeline for the new products or their basic specifications.

Iran has been emphasizing its ability to attain self-sufficiency in defense and produce important weapon systems domestically, especially after Russia scrapped a 2007 contract for S-300 surface-to-air missile systems.

Tehran has claimed it can manufacture an S-300 system on its own. (PNA/RIA Novosti) CTB/rsm

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