IranMiddle East

Iran test fires advanced missiles in combat drills

Iran test fires advanced missiles with different ranges during its annual military drill, designated Zolfaghar 99. The coast-to-sea, coast-to-air and sea-to-sea missiles, dubbed Shalamcheh, Nasr, Ghader and Dehlavieh were fired from the coastline, naval warships, helicopters and mobile launchers hitting mock enemy positions and target drones with high precision.

Speaking to Press TV, the Iranian army commanders said they have a long-term commitment to the region and its much-needed security. They also said, they share common concerns for regional security with their neighbors. 

This came on the sideline of the progressive drills and after Iran’s armed forces also conducted live fire and flight tests of long-range combat drones and fighter jets in the southern waters of the country.

According to the commanders, the home-made missiles can destroy their targets from hundreds of kilometres away and the ranges will be enhanced. They said they will carry out more drills with more sophistication and greater composition in the near future. Iran regularly holds military exercises to showcase its military might, while marching toward self-sufficiency in military equipment.

Over the past years, Iran has made major breakthroughs in its defense sector and attained self-sufficiency in producing military equipment and hardware despite sanctions and economic pressures imposed on the country.


Back to top button