Iran reportedly tests five new missiles

Fars said naval units of the Guards fired five missiles at a target.

Iran reportedly tests five new missiles

Iran's state television says the country has fired a series of missiles as part of an ongoing large-scale military maneuvers in the Persian Gulf and Strait of Hormuz.

Fars said naval units of the Guards fired five missiles at a target.

"Despite the different places from which the missiles were fired , they all hit the target simultaneously and completely destroyed it," Fars said.

The missiles were surface-to-surface and surface-to-sea.

The TV report Sunday said five ground-to-sea and sea-to-sea missiles were simultaneously fired.

It did not elaborate on the specifications of the missiles or say whether they are new.

However, the semiofficial Fars news agency said on Saturday that four types of short-range missiles would be launched Sunday in the war games, including Nasr 1, a short-range cruise capable of destroying targets up to 3,000 tons in size.

The military exercises on Sunday also included high-speed boats waging a "war" against a warship.

The maneuvers fell on the 31st anniversary of the elite force and were designed to demonstrate new weapons systems.

Brig. Gen. Hossein Salami, deputy chief of the Revolutionary Guard told Iranian media that the exercises were aimed at demonstrating Iran's "strength, will and national resolve to defend independence and territorial integrity."


Agencies

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