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12/28/11

Iran Navy to test-fire advanced missiles, torpedoes during war games

Source: Tehran Times

An Iranian naval commander has announced that the Navy will test-fire its advanced missiles and torpedoes during the 10-day naval war games, entitled Velayat-90, which started on Saturday.

Iran's Jamaran destroyer
Iran's Jamaran destroyer (file photo)

"During the next days of the war games, Navy's advanced long-range, medium-range, and short-range missiles and smart torpedoes will be test-fired," Rear Admiral Amir Rastegari told the Fars News Agency on Wednesday.

The preliminary stage of the war games ended on Monday, and Iranian warships, submarines, and other naval vessels spread out across the theaters of operations, which cover a wide area from the Strait of Hormuz to the Gulf of Aden. During the tactical stage of the war games, which started on Tuesday, naval forces are supposed to practice various military tactics.

 

The war games are said to differ from previous ones in terms of the vastness of the area of action and the military equipment and tactics that are being employed.

The submarines of the Ghadir class and other classes, warships, missile-firing destroyers, coast-to-sea missile systems, drones, and electronic warfare equipment are being tested during the exercises.

Air Force fighters cover naval vessels

On Wednesday, during a special operation, which was carried out in one of the theaters of operation, Air Force fighter jets overflew the area and covered the naval warships and submarines that were engaged in the war games.

In another operation, naval helicopters detonated floating mines and cleared the way for naval vessels.

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