Iran Successfully Test Fires Air-to-Air Missle

Iran's state television says the country has successful test-fired a heat-seeking air-to-air missile.

The Sunday report quotes air force chief Gen. Hasan Shahsafi, as saying the missile has a range of 62 miles. The report did not elaborate.

From time to time Iran announces various missile tests to show how self-sufficient its defense industries are.

Iran launched an arms development program during its 1980-88 war with Iraq to compensate for a U.S. weapons embargo. Since 1992, Iran has produced its own tanks, armored personnel carriers, missiles and a fighter plane.