Ballistic Missile Successfully Test-Fired

Ballistic Missile Successfully Test-FiredBallistic Missile Successfully Test-Fired

A top commander said Iran has successfully test-fired Hormuz-2 ballistic missile. Iran “fired Hormuz-2 this week and the missile successfully destroyed a target at a distance of 250 kilometers”, commander of the Aerospace Division of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps Lieutenant General Amir Ali Hajizadeh said on Thursday, Press TV reported.   Hormuz-2 is a naval strike ballistic missile that can hit mobile targets at sea with high precision. It has a range of almost 300 kilometers.

The missile is very similar to anti-ship Khalij-e-Fars (Persian Gulf) ballistic missile in appearance. On Monday, Defense Minister Hossein Dehqan warned that Iran’s defensive military power would catch the enemies off guard in the event of any aggression. The warning came one day after Iran successfully tested the Russian-made S-300 surface-to-air missile defense system.

Following the test, Lieutenant General Farzad Esmaeili, the commander of Khatam al-Anbiya Air Defense Base, said the country was designing and manufacturing an indigenous version of the S-300 system, called Bavar-373.

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