Iran has announced the launch of a new missile production line, according to its state media, against a backdrop of tension between the United States and Tehran.
The Sayyad 3 missile can reach an altitude of 27km and travel up to 120km, Iran's Defence Minister Hossein Dehghan said at an undisclosed location of an inauguration ceremony on Saturday.
The missile can target radar evasive fighter planes, unmanned aerial vehicles, cruise missiles and helicopters, he said.
Dehghan also said that the recent $110bn military deal between the US and Saudi Arabia was intended as a threat to Iran.
"We recently witnessed an immense purchase that some countries in the region paid as a ransom to America and they intend to bring weapons into the region, and this purchase was done with the goal of threatening Islamic Iran," Dehghan said according to the website for state TV.