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Photos: Iran starts missile drills, tests missiles with 1300-km range

Source: Mehr News Agency, Tehran; photos by Mohammadreza Abbasi

The Aerospace Force of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps practically started war games on Tuesday, launching missiles with ranges of 300, 500, 800, and 1,300 kilometers.

"Missiles that we have their ranges are 2,000 kilometers but in this war game (missiles with ranges of) 1,300 kilometers, 300, 500, and 800 kilometers are being used," Amir Ali Hajizadeh, the commander of the IRGC Aerospace Force, told reporters near the scene of drills.

The missiles are fired at bases modeled on airbases of the extra-regional powers, which have been constructed in the heart of the Semnan desert in north central Iran.

Hajizadeh said, "All missiles were successfully launched at designated targets in the Semnan desert and all hit their targets."

Hajizadeh added after missiles are fired at targets the IRGC fighter jets also launch missiles at designated targets and then unmanned aircraft carry out operations.

The military exercise, dubbed the Great Prophet 7, is aimed to allow experts to assess the precision and efficiency of warheads and missile systems.


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