Iran test-fires smart missile in Persian Gulf

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TEHRAN, Aug. 27 (Mehr News Agency) — The Iranian Navy successfully test-fired a long-range smart missile on the ninth day of the nationwide “Zolfaghar Blow” war games, the spokesman of the maneuvers announced shortly after the test.

“The missile, called Saqeb (piercing), built by Iranian defense industries, has considerable range and destructive power and high speed and can be launched from any type of floating site,” Admiral Habibi Sayyari told reporters on Sunday.

“These ultramodern missiles will enable the naval forces to defend the Persian Gulf border of the country more robustly and efficiently,” he added.

The Navy also conducted special military maneuvers using its Tareq, Nahang, and Ghadir submarines on Sunday.

Twelve army divisions along with air and naval forces and missile units are involved in the military exercise, which began in the southeastern province of Sistan-Baluchestan on August 19.





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