Iran has announced the production of artificial intelligence-powered missiles, which officials claim have the ability to avoid obstructions and hit a target with pinpoint accuracy, but experts remain skeptical the weapons can perform as promised.
“We see this from time to time and, more frequently, recently, that the Iran regime will flex its military might with a missile test or new technology,” Lisa Daftari, Middle East expert and editor-in-chief of The Foreign Desk, told Fox News Digital.
“We aren’t able to verify the exact abilities of this latest missile, but I think it would be naive for the White House not to take Tehran seriously about their desire to increase their military arsenal, augment their presence in the Persian Gulf and its funding of terror proxies regionally and, of course, to continue developing its nuclear weapons program.”
Iran’s defense ministry showed off the new missile, Abu Mahdi, after the deputy commander of a Tehran-backed Iraqi organization comprised of Shia militias, Iranian Defense Minister Brig. Gen. Mohammad-Reza Ashtiani, announced the missile utilized AI to guide the weapon’s trajectory.
Daftari questioned how Iran was able to develop these capabilities when the country remains under strict Western sanctions.
“Iran’s regime has been interested in the latest cutting-edge technology, from putting added resources into its cyber capabilities for the last decade or now utilizing artificial intelligence in various endeavors,” Daftari argued.
“It’s a reminder to target the sanctions more carefully and actually enforce them so that enemy states do not have access to these latest technologies,” she added.