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4/5/06

Iranian armed forces successfully testfire Misaq and Kowsar missiles

Tehran, April 4, IRNA-Iranian Armed Forces test-fired successfully high precision anti-aircraft the fastest surface-to-sea destructive missiles against warships in the ongoing 'Great Prophet' military exercise on Tuesday.

"The speed of the missile is to the extent that no radar can detect it and its high speed protects it completely from being targeted in case of being detected by other warning systems," Commodore Mohammad Ibrahim Dehqani said.

He said that Misaq missile can be fired from man's shoulder and is capable of hitting air targets. Its smart warhead protects it from being hit by any other weapon ahead of accomplishing its mission.

The Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) naval gunboats and vessels of the regular Army are equipped with Misaq high precision anti-aircraft missiles.

In the meantime, Kowsar, the second missile which was test-fired on Tuesday is a surface-to-sea missile with high veracity and capable of being fired from coasts or aboard vessels to destroy warships.

Dehqani said that Kowsar has extraordinary advanced fire control system (FCS) which overcomes any electronic jamming.

"Its smart warhead leads it to the target and helps the missile to avoid any electronic jam in the air and it also manages to escape from being hit." The Great Prophet military exercise in the southern territorial waters of the Persian Gulf will continue until Thursday.

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