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Iran to test fire missiles in southern naval exercise

ISNA - Iranian Students' News Agency

News Code :9010-07108

TEHRAN (ISNA) - Iranian Deputy Army Commander Brigadier General Abdul-Rahim Moussavi said the country would test fire upgraded "Qader" missile Monday in the naval exercise in southern Iran.

Qader (Mighty) missile possessing considerable range is to be test fired in the third day of "Phase of Power" in the drill , he told ISNA adding Iran plans to test fire Nasr (Victory) and Nour (Light) missiles Monday as well.

He called launching process of Mehrab missile Sunday "successful" and said Mehrab missile project has now been mass produced.

"Enemies should believe that the Iranian Navy is a naval power, it causes panic for the Arrogant and aggressors, but is carries the message of peace and friendship," he continued.

Mousavi expressed satisfaction over strong will of human sources in the naval drill, employed tactics and coordination between forces.

Iran started the "Phase of Power" of the drill Saturday. The drill also involved launching counter-surface torpedoes by Ghadir class submarines.

On Saturday, December 24, Iran's Navy launched a massive 10-day naval exercise, covering an area stretching from the east of the Strait of Hormuz in the Persian Gulf to the Gulf of Aden.

Over the past years, Iran has made important breakthroughs in its defense sector and attained self-sufficiency in producing important military equipment and systems.

The country has repeatedly clarified that its military might is merely based on the nation's defense doctrine of deterrence and poses no threat to other countries.

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