Source: Press TV|
Iran has developed a high-tech naval weapons system capable of targeting any
warship within a range of 300 kilometers from its shores.
IRGC Commander Major General Mohammad-Ali Jafari
A top Iranian commander explained that the weapons system introduces
state-of-the-art technology never used before.
"The Islamic Revolution Guards Corps recently tested a naval weapon which is
definitely capable of sending any warship within a distance of 300 km to the
bottom of the sea," IRGC Commander Major General Mohammad-Ali Jafari told
"The weapon design and production technology used in this weapon is completely
indigenous to Iran and has never been employed by any other country," he added.
Jafari said the new weapon has gone into mass production after successful
The commander also commented on Iran's ability to close off the Strait of
Hormuz, a strategic waterway that connects the Persian Gulf and the Sea of Oman.
"The length of Iran's coastline along the Strait of Hormuz, its unique
geographical position, and the coastal heights make it possible for Iran to
close off the strait," said Jafari.
He added that Iranian armed forces could easily block the strait for an infinite
time' using the available military equipment.
In early July, IRGC staged a major military maneuver to demonstrate its defense
capabilities amid escalating US and Israeli threats of a strike against the
country's nuclear facilities.
Jafari pointed out that the maneuver had achieved all its objectives, despite
efforts made by Western media outlets to portray it otherwise.
"Eight missiles were fired simultaneously; however, poor images captured on
camera gave rise to certain ambiguities," he said, referring to some
speculations about the failure of the military exercise.
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