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Dozens of coast-to-sea missile systems parade in Iran's massive naval drill

ISNA - Iranian Students' News Agency

Wed 25 Feb 2015 - 14:06

TEHRAN (ISNA)- Dozens of coast-to-sea missile systems paraded in the 9th large-scale naval exercise known as 'Great Prophet Mohammad' in Persian Gulf and the Strait of Hormuz.

Over 50 different coast-to-sea missile systems paraded in the event. A number of F-4 fighters flew in sky as well.

500 vessels of different types paraded in the war game underway in Larak Island, Persian Gulf, Southern Iran.

The Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) naval forces attacked and seized a hypothetical enemy's aircraft carrier deployed in the drill region.

The special units of the IRGC naval forces targeted and seized the aircraft carrier.

The naval exercises, codenamed The Great Prophet-9, are underway in the Strait of Hormuz, known as the most strategic waterway in the Persian Gulf.

High-ranking military officials are in the area during the first stage of the drills, including IRGC Commander Major General Mohammad Ali Jafari, Deputy Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces Major General Gholam Ali Rashid and IRGC Navy Commander Rear Admiral Ali Fadavi. Iran's Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani has also traveled there.

Hundreds of speedboats, armed with missiles, have been deployed to take action in the drills.

During the first stage of the war game on Wednesday morning, the IRGC speedboats carried out mine-laying operation in the Strait of Hormuz area.

The Strait of Hormuz, a narrow waterway between Iran and Oman, connects the Persian Gulf with the Sea of Oman.

It is the only sea passage from the Persian Gulf to the high seas and is one of the world's most strategically-important choke points.

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