Iran Navy successfully test-fires Nour cruise missile
Iran Press TV
Fri Jan 29, 2016 2:20PM
The Iranian Navy has successfully test-fired surface-to-surface cruise missiles with a range of 150 km during large-scale naval exercises in Makran coastal zone, east of the Strait of Hormuz.
In a new move to show off Iran's might, the country's naval forces on Friday test-fired the missiles, dubbed Nour (Light), on the third day of military maneuvers, code-named Velayat 94, across a large swath of territorial waters and high seas in the Persian Gulf, the Strait of Hormuz and the Indian Ocean.
Speaking to reporters after the test-firing of the Nour missiles, Iranian Navy chief Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari told reporters on Friday that the "proud move" by powerful Iranian youths "strikes fears into the heart" of every hostile enemy.
He added that the 150-km range missile has an accurate impact precision, good velocity, high detection power and powerful warhead.
Nour cruise missile could be launched both from sea and surface.
Meanwhile, a spokesman for Iran's Navy, Commodore Seyyed Mahmoud Mousavi, said, "The Navy's vessels simultaneously fired surface-to-surface Nour cruise missiles and destroyed pre-determined targets and successfully accomplished this mission."
He told reporters that the upgraded missiles accurately hit the targets.
Iran's Navy started its four-day annual military exercises on Wednesday.
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