IRGC test-fires long-range missile from warship
The Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) has for a first time fired a long-range ballistic missile from a warship, the commander of the force says, amid Iran’s growing efforts to expand its missile program for defense and deterrence purposes.
ballistic missile was successfully fired from a warship in a joint work by the
IRGC Aerospace Force and the IRGC Navy,” said Major General Hossein Salami on
Salami said the
test-firing was a significant boost to IRGC’s combat capacities as it enables
the elite force to hit any target around the world because its ocean-cruising
warships can sail to any location in international waters.
Iran has expanded
its missile program in recent years in a bid to improve its deterrence power
against threats it is facing in the region and around the world.
The IRGC fired
long-range ballistic missiles at targets in Iraq and Syria last month to hit
Israeli spying agents as well as terrorists blamed for explosions that killed
more than 90 people in explosions in Iran’s Kerman in early January.