Iran's Army successfully test-fires 3 new missiles

A single-stage solid-propellant, surface-to-surface Fateh (Victor) missile is launched during the Great Prophet 7 missile drill in Semnan, central Iran, July 3, 2012.

Deputy Commander of the Iranian Army’s Ground Forces Kiumars Heidari says Iran has successfully test-fired three new missiles.
“The three types of missiles, manufactured by [Iran’s] defense industry and Army, were successfully test-fired during the recent drill of the forces,” said Heidari in a Saturday interview.

The Iranian commander pointed out that the three new missiles are surface-to-surface.

Heidari went on to say that the Iranian Army’s Ground Forces also plan to showcase their new armored personnel carriers on April 18 on the occasion of Iran’s Army Day.

He pointed to the enemies’ threats against Iran and noted that Iran has its defense option on the table and the country will give a crushing response to any adventurism by the enemy.

The missile and rocket-launching units of the Ground Forces of the Iranian Army plan to stage a one-day missile drill in central Iran on Thursday,

The maneuver, in which new indigenous missile systems are to be launched, is aimed at maintaining the preparedness and enhancing the defensive capabilities of the forces’ rocket-launching and missile units.

Over the past few years, Iran has held several military drills to enhance the defense capabilities of its armed forces and to test modern military tactics and equipment.

The Islamic Republic has repeatedly assured other nations, especially its neighbors, that its military might poses no threat to other countries, stating that its defense doctrine is based on deterrence.



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