Iran officially started production of two new missiles on Saturday, state radio said.
Defence Minister Ahmad Vahidi inaugurated production lines for the Qaem anti-helicopter missile and for the Toofan-5 anti-armour missile, it reported.
State radio said Toofan-5 carried two warheads and was able to destroy armoured personnel carriers and tanks.
The announcement of new missile production coincided with a 10-day period marking the 31st anniversary of the 1979 Islamic revolution that toppled the U.S.-backed shah.
It came three days after Iran said it test-launched a rocket capable of carrying a satellite.
In December, Iran said it test-fired a long-range, upgraded Sejil 2 missile.
Israel offen threatens to hit Iran's nuclear power plants if Islamic State's does not halt uranium enrichment while the United States have not ruled out possible military action if diplomatic efforts fail to resolve the nuclear row.
Iran says it would hit back if attacked.
Iran says its programme is for peaceful power generation but the West says suspects Iran of trying to build nuclear bombs.
ReutersLast Mod: 06 Şubat 2010, 12:22