Iran 'successfully' tests a naval ballistic missile

With ability to destroy a naval target of 250 km

Iran 'successfully' tests a naval ballistic missile

World Bulletin / News Desk

Iran announced on Thursday that it “successfully” tested a naval ballistic missile during this week, with ability to destroy a floating target from a distance of 250 km.

Iran’s Tasnim news agency quoted from the Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps Aerospace Force, Brigadier General Amir Ali Hajizadeh, as saying that “the IRGC forces successfully test-fired the Hormuz-2 missile in recent days.”

“The missile was able to destroy the naval goal of 250 km,” he added.

The news agency went on to report that the “Hormuz-2 is a naval ballistic missile capable of hitting floating targets with high accuracy within a range of 300 kilometers.”

Iranian army chief Ataollah Salehi on Thursday said his country had developed a missile-defense system “superior” to Russia’s S-300 air-defense system.

Salehi made the remarks only days after Tehran tested the Russian-made S-300 to evaluate its performance, especially its ability to monitor destroyed targets and intercept ballistic missiles.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 09 Mart 2017, 23:05