The Iranian Defense Ministry on Monday started mass-production of a highly mobile home-made air-defense system.
The production line of the new system, Herz (Protector) 9, was inaugurated in a special ceremony attended by Vahidi on the occasion of the anniversary of the liberation of Khorramshahr city from Iraqi occupation during the eight-year Iraqi imposed war in the 1980s.
Speaking to reporters on the sidelines of the ceremony here in Tehran on Wednesday, Vahidi said Herz is a passive (silent) short-range air defense missile system.
"Due to its passiveness, the enemy cannot jam and disrupt it," the minister underscored, adding that the system can hit targets 10 km in distance and 5 km in altitude.
The Iranian Armed Forces have recently test-fired different types of newly-developed missiles and torpedoes and tested a large number of its home-made weapons, tools and equipments, including submarines, military ships, artillery, choppers, aircraft, UAVs and air defense and electronic systems, during massive military drills.
Defense analysts and military observers say that Iran's wargames and its advancements in weapons production have proved as a deterrent factor, specially at a time of heightened threats by the US.