Iran tests cruise missiles in naval drill

Iran’s news agency reported on Thursday that its navy had test-fired two kinds of missiles during a naval exercise in the Gulf of Oman and northern Indian Ocean, without elaborating. They were reported as destroying targets at a distance of 280km, a range that could be extended. Images were broadcast of the missiles being launched both from a truck and a ship. Iran’s Navy chief Adm. Hossein Khanzadi said the “homing” c-class cruise missiles have new highly accurate warheads, capable of resisting any kind of electronic war. “Homing” means built-in navigation systems that operate after the missile is fired. In Iran’s last naval drill in May, an Iranian vessel was accidentally hit killing 19 sailors.

 

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