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Photos: Iran's Army successfully test-fires short-range missiles

Report by Press TV; photos by Islamic Republic News Agency

The Ground Forces of the Iranian Army have successfully test-fired two short-range missiles during a day-long military exercise in the central city of Kashan. The Thursday maneuver was aimed at maintaining the preparedness and enhancing the defensive capabilities of the forces' rocket-launching and missile units.

The indigenous Nazeat 10 and Fajr 5 hit their targets during the latest missile exercise of the Ground Forces.

Fajr 5 is a 333 mm surface-to-surface artillery rocket. The missile has a maximum range of 75 kilometers.

Nazeat 10 is also a middle-range ballistic missile with a range of about 100 kilometers.

Iran's Army Ground Forces staged a three-day drill, codenamed Khatam al-Anbia, in the country's southwestern Khuzestan Province on March 9.

Over the past few years, Iran has held several military drills to enhance the defense capabilities of its armed forces and to test modern military tactics and equipment.

The Islamic Republic has repeatedly assured other nations, especially its neighbors, that its military might poses no threat to other countries, stating that its defense doctrine is based on deterrence.


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