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Iran fired 2 missiles into Indian Ocean early this year

Source: Mehr News Agency, Tehran

A top IRGC commander announced on Saturday that Iran fired two long-range missiles into the Indian Ocean earlier this year.

Iran Test Fires 14 Missiles - June 2011
Photos: Iran Test Fires 14 Missiles - June 2011

"During the Iranian calendar month of Bahman (Jan 21-Feb 19), we fired two missiles with a range of 1900 kilometers from Semnan desert to the mouth of Indian Ocean, and U.S. warships observed them hitting the mock targets," Brigadier General Amir Ali Hajizadeh, the commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps Aerospace Division, said during a press conference in Tehran.

"Since that region is regard as a free zone region, (we) allowed the U.S. spy planes to be present there, but since then they have not reported anything in this regard," Hajizadeh noted.


"We have an appropriate space of about 1000 Sq. kilometers in (our) deserts for test-firing missiles.........our missile range is at most 2000 kilometers and we do not need (missiles with) longer range since our targets are within a shorter radius," he explained.

Commenting on the domestically-built missile silos, which were unveiled during the first stage of Great Prophet Mohammad 6, he said these silos are used for firing missiles, including Shahab 1 to 3, Sejjil and Qiam.

On the country's land-to-sea missiles, the commander said Iran has manufactured supersonic missiles, which move faster than cruise missiles.

These missiles cannot be intercepted by the current military equipment as these equipment can detect or hit supersonic missiles, he added.

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