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Iran conducts wargames in Persian Gulf

Tehran, Feb 8, IRNA - By shooting the strategic land-to-sea SSN4 missiles, the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC)'s Naval Force initiated the sea expert war game dubbed "Ra'd" (thunder) in the waters of the Persian Gulf, Oman Sea, and the northern part of the Indian Ocean, the deputy commander of IRGC's Naval Force Rear Admiral Ali Fadavi said here on Thursday.

According to the public relations office in IRGC, Fadavi added that the anti-warship strategic SSN4 missile flying in a close distance of the sea level and able to destroy big cruisers are scheduled to cover the vast area of the Persian Gulf, Strait of Hormoz, Oman Sea and the greater part of the northern Indian Ocean.

He said that the modern moving system of SSN4 cruise missile which enables it to fly close to the sea level keeps it immune in the electronic wars and with its 500-kg warhead, the missile is capable to target and destroy huge warships.

Fadavi added that these missiles with their mobile shooting system and moving targeting system beside completely utilizing the compound system of land-to-sea missiles, enjoy a high-speed target detecting power which makes the IRGC's Naval Force invulnerable.

The IRGC's Naval Force deputy commander pointed out that during the special sea war game of Ra'd, the tactical missiles of FL6 and FL10 missiles with the shooting range of 15-40 kilometers, HY2 missiles carrying a strong warhead with the range of 85 km, Noor missiles with the range of 120-180 km, and the strategic SSN4 missiles with the range of 350 km were all successfully experimented nd the strategic defensive power and readiness were put on display once more.

Carrying out the first Great Prophet war games early this year (March 2006) and the second Great Prophet maneuvers in November 2006, and the current missile war game of Ra'd, during which all the utilized systems were successfully deployed, IRGC's Naval Force passed a good and auspicious year, Fadavi added.

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