Iran test fires anti-ship missiles

July 5th, 2012 - 5:40 am ICT by IANS  

Moscow, July 4 (IANS) Iranian Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) test-fired anti-ship missiles Wednesday, Iran’s FARS news agency said.

According to RIA Novosti, the IRGC fired several Khalid Farzh (Persian Gulf) missiles, but the location of the tests was not revealed.

The Khalid Farzh missile, which entered service in 2011, can hit targets travelling at high speed and is capable of flying at Mach-3, according to Arabic channel Al Alam. The weapon has a 650-kg warhead and range of 300 km (180 miles).

Revolutionary Guard Navy commander Vice Admiral Ali Fadavi told scientists the weapon was highly accurate, FARS reported.

According to Xinhua, the IRGC’s aerospace division commander, Amir Ali Hajizadeh, told reporters that in the drill dubbed “Great Prophet 7″ more than 100 hypothesized spots in the central desert would be targetted by various kinds of missiles.

On Tuesday, the Revolutionary Guard carried out a series of ballistic missile test firings as part of the exercises.

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