TEHRAN: Iran on Monday successfully tested an advanced indigenously-made guided missile system during ongoing military manoeuvres staged by the Navy in waters south of the country.
Dehlaviyeh, laser-guided anti-ship missiles, was first tested to destroy simulated hostile targets, according to Iran’s news agency Tasnim.
The latest Iranian cruise missile, dubbed Nasir, was also launched and successfully hit its targets, Iranian Defence Minister Brig. Gen. Hossein Dehqan said on Monday, reported Efe news.
The last phase of the military drills, Velayat 95, began on Sunday in a vast area stretching from the Strait of Hormuz and the Sea of Oman, to the northern part of the Indian Ocean and Bab al-Mandab Strait.
Iran said the aim of such manoeuvres is defensive and aimed at improving its capabilities in the fight against terrorism and piracy.
It was reported back in 2012 that Iran had based the Dehlaviyeh on a Russian anti-tank missile.