Iranian Navy Commander Highlights Capabilies of New Homegrown Missile
MAKRAN (Tasnim) – Iranian Navy Commander Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari underscored the country’s missile power, saying that the anti-ship cruise missiles test-fired by his forces during recent naval drills southeast of Iran will strike terror into the hearts of the enemies.
“This firing (of cruise missile), was an honorable roar for every single Iranian national,” Rear Admiral Sayyari told reporters after the Iranian Navy test-fired several coast-to-sea and sea-to-sea cruise missiles named “Noor” (Light) with a range of 150 km during a massive naval drill underway in southeastern coasts of Makran, east of the strategic Strait of Hormuz.
“This is a (missile) roar that strikes terror into the hearts of every antagonist,” the commander said, adding, “This roar shows the power of the Islamic Republic of Iran at sea.”
He further vowed to protect the Islamic Republic of Iran's interests at seas and defend the country's territorial waters.
The missiles were fired during the “Velayat 94” massive war games whose main stage kicked off on Wednesday morning in the country’s southeastern waters, stretching over an area from east of the strategic Strait of Hormuz to the northern parts of the Indian Ocean.
The naval drills cover an area of around 3 million square kilometers, down to the 10-degrees latitude, north of the Indian Ocean.
Iranian military experts and technicians have in recent years made great headways in manufacturing a broad range of indigenous equipment, making the armed forces self-sufficient in the arms sphere.
Tehran has always assured other nations that its military might poses no threat to the regional countries, saying that the Islamic Republic’s defense doctrine is entirely based on deterrence.