July 3, 2012
Iranian forces launched long-range missiles as part of an extensive military drill on Tuesday, the Iranian state-run station Press TV reported, on the second day of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards’ Great Prophet 7 exercise.
According to the Press TV report, IRGC forces launched Shahab 1, 2, and 3 missiles, as well as the shorter ranged Khalij Fars, Tonda, Fateh , Zelzal and Qiam, targeting “simulations of the trans-regional forces’ airbases” in the northern region of Semnan Desert.
The launch came after, on Sunday, the commander of the Revolutionary Guards’ aerospace division Brigadier General Amir-Ali Hajizadeh said that, by “firing missiles into these simulated bases, our commanders will assess the precision and the effectiveness of the warheads installed on the missiles.”
The IRGC commander added that the drill was meant to show to “regional and trans-regional countries seeking adventurism that the Islamic Republic is determined to resist their bullying and will give a crushing and decisive response to any potential act of mischief.”