News ID: 279491
Published: 1019 GMT January 14, 2021

Iran’s Navy successfully fires cruise missiles, torpedo in 2nd day of massive drills

Iran’s Navy successfully fires cruise missiles, torpedo in 2nd day of massive drills

Iran’s naval forces hit their targets by firing various types of cruise missiles and torpedo in the final stage of the ‘Eqtedar-e Daryayi 99' drills on Thursday.

A variety of long-range cruise missiles successfully hit their targets in the North Indian Ocean and the defined exercise area, Mehr News Agency (MNA) reported.

In the last stage of the two-day naval drills, the Iranian designed class of semi-heavy submarine, Fateh, shot its first-ever torpedo that successfully hit the target.

Deputy Navy Commander for Coordination Rear Admiral Hamzeh Ali Kaviani referred to the variety of the cruise missiles that Iran has access to, calling them effective weaponry on the battlefield.

Emphasizing that information about some of the weapons and systems used in this exercise are classified, Kaviani added that enemies must know in the case of any encroachment on the maritime borders of the Islamic Republic of Iran, they will be targeted by cruise missiles from the coast and sea.

He further said, various types of home-made drones were also used in the drills.

'Eqtedar 99' naval drills kicked off on Wednesday in a vast area spanning the southern Makran coastal strip on the Sea of Oman and north of the Indian Ocean.

During the naval drills, the Iranian Navy also took delivery of the country’s largest-ever military vessel in the southern waters. The Navy received the homegrown Makran helicopter carrier, a logistics ship designed to support the missions in farther waters, such as the northern part of the Indian Ocean, the Bab al-Mandab Strait, and the Red Sea.

The forward base ship can carry 100,000 tons of fuel and fresh water and supply them to the naval vessels in various locations. The Iranian vessel is capable of making voyages for 1,000 days without a port call.

It can carry seven helicopters and can support the Navy’s missions in farther waters.


Resource: MNA
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