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IRGC ballistic missiles successfully hit targets in Strait of Hormuz

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Bandar Abbas, Hormuzgan Prov, Feb 25, IRNA -- The ballistic missiles fired by various units of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) navy successfully hit and destroyed the targets in the Strait of Hormuz, southern Iran, on Wednesday in the first day of a huge military drill.

Meanwhile, the units of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) also managed to hit the targets fruitfully by air to surface missiles launched from helicopters for the first time.

The missiles were test fired in the first day ofin the 'Payambar-e Azam 9' (The Great Prophet 9) wargames underway in the Lark Island near the Island of Qeshm in the Strait of Hormuz.

The missiles are domestically made by experts of the defense industries.

Naval units of IRGC began the massive military exercise on Wednesday morning.

Some 20 coast-to-sea ballistic missiles were test fired during the military exercise which displays IRGC latest and advanced equipment to defend national interests along water borders of the country.

Being held in the presence of a number of high ranking IRGC and Army commanders, the military excersice features IRGC advanced equipment, including speedboats equipped with naval radars, electronic communications systems, cruise missiles with a range of 25 kilometers, anti-ship medium-range missiles, medium- and large-caliber torpedoes, sea mines, heavy machine guns, rocket-launchers and shoulder-fired surface-to-air missiles.

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.

Iran has repeatedly said that its defense doctrine is based on deterrence and poses no threat against other countries.

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