In its continuing military-technology buildup, Iran's Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) tested a new short-range anti-ship missile on Sunday, according to the government-controlled Press TV.
The missile, designed and developed by the Iranians, is said to be capable of destroying small-and mid-sized targets such as Navy battle cruisers and destroyers. Sunday test was held in the southern Iranian port city of Bandar Abbas, said the news story.
The Iranian government claims that during its test-firing, the missile, which was mounted onto light speed boat, detected with precision the designated targets and destroyed them.
In addition, the IRGC test-fired a shoulder-launched, anti-aircraft gun capable of shooting down helicopters. The 20mm caliber weapon is capable of effectively striking target helicopters at a distance of 1,400 meters (4,593 feet).
The Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Ground Force tested different tactics and various types of unmanned aerial vehicle (UAVs), including its suicide drones, in ongoing military drill in eastern country, semi- official Fars news agency reported.
The IRGC had started a 3-day military drill, code-named the Great Prophet 8, in eastern Iran on Saturday.