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Iran doubles production of ballistic missiles and drones

Jul 9, 2024

Iran has significantly expanded two key ballistic missile production facilities following the October 2022 agreement under which Tehran allegedly agreed to provide missiles to Russia.


This was reported by RBC-Ukraine with reference to Reuters.

According to the agency, the Iranian arsenal is currently the largest in the Middle East and is estimated at more than 3,000 missiles. These weapons include modifications designed to carry conventional and nuclear warheads.

Satellite imagery shows more than 30 new structures at the Modarres military base in March and the Khojir production complex in April.

The images show many structures surrounded by large earthen ramparts. Experts have linked these berms to missile production, likely designed to ensure that an explosion in one building does not detonate in neighboring structures.

Three Iranian officials told Reuters that the facilities in the images are being expanded to increase ballistic missile production. Some new buildings will also double drone production.

It is likely that the drones and missile components produced there will be sold to Russia, and some drones may be transferred to the Houthis and missiles to Hezbollah.

Author - Serhii Kolomiets, 09/07/2024

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