Iran Test-Fires Indigenous Missiles

25 April 2010 (Last Updated April 25th, 2010 18:30)

Iran has test-fired five indigenous anti-vessel missiles during military drills in the Persian Gulf and the Strait of Hormuz. During the tests, the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps naval forces fired missiles that completely destroyed a single target, according to the Fars News Agency.

Iran has test-fired five indigenous anti-vessel missiles during military drills in the Persian Gulf and the Strait of Hormuz.

During the tests, the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps naval forces fired missiles that completely destroyed a single target, according to the Fars News Agency.

The missiles included two long-range coast-to-sea missiles, two sea-to-sea missiles and one mid-range coast-to-sea missile, which were fired from different distances.

The Nasr cruise missile, which can destroy vessels with a displacement of three tonnes, was among the missiles test-fired during the last stage of the exercise.

The exercise, codenamed Payambar-e Azam (The Great Messenger) 5, was intended to reinforce the combat capabilities and operational readiness of naval forces.