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Iran test-fires missiles, torpedoes in naval drill

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January 01, 2013

Iranian Navy forces test-fired short-range and medium-range missiles as well as torpedoes ” successfully” in ongoing naval drill on Monday.

On the forth day of a six-day massive naval drill dubbed Velayat 91, or Guardianship 91, which started on Friday in Iran’s southern waters, Iranian Navy “successfully” test-fired the latest version of the home-made surface-to-air Ra’d (Thunder) missile, Press TV on Monday cited an official as saying.

The spokesman for the drill, Rear Admiral Amir Rastegari, said the earlier version of Ra’d missile had been modified by Iranian Navy experts and installed on warships.

The new Ra’d missile could strike medium-range aerial targets, Rastegari said Friday.

The Iranian Navy also “successfully” launched its indigenous short-range cruise missile dubbed Nasr ( Victory) on the fourth day of the major military exercises, according to Press TV.

Nasr cruise missile, which can destroy vessels of up to 3,000 tons, can be launched from both inland bases and offshore military vessels, Iranian Defense Minister Ahmad Vahidi was quoted as saying.

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