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Friday, 30 December 2011

Iran to Test Lon-Range Missiles in Navy Wargames

Iran to Test Lon-Range Missiles in Navy Wargames
TEHRAN (FNA)- Iran will fire long-range missiles during the naval drills in the Sea of Oman and Persian Gulf on Saturday.


"The Iranian navy will test several kinds of its missiles, including its long-range missiles, in the Persian Gulf on Saturday," Deputy Commander of the Iranian Navy and Spokesman of the Drills Admiral Mahmoud Moussavi told FNA.

"The fire of missiles is the final part of the navy drill," said Moussavi. "The final phase of the drill is to prepare the navy for confronting the enemy in war situations."

Iran's naval forces started 10-day wargames, dubbed as Velayat 90, in an area stretching from the East of the Strait of Hormoz in the Persian Gulf to the Gulf of Aden last weekend.

The Iranian Navy also plans to test its advanced missiles and smart torpedoes during the ongoing naval wargames, codenamed Velayat 90, in Southern waters.

"During the coming days of the wargames, the Navy will launch advanced short-range, mid-range and long-range missiles and also smart torpedoes," Deputy Commander of the Navy for Coordination Admiral Rastegari told FNA.