Tuesday, March 8, 2016
Iranian Commander: IRGC Ballistic Missiles Hit Targets at 700km.
Iranian Commander: IRGC Ballistic Missiles Hit Targets at 700km. (Fars).
Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps Aerospace Force Brigadier General Amir Ali Hajizadeh said the IRGC's ballistic missiles hit targets 700km in distance with great precision and considerable operational capabilities during a series of drills underway in Central Iran.
"At the start of the main phase of Eqtedar-e Velayat exercises, the missiles fired from (underground) silos hit their targets 700km in distance," Hajizadeh told reporters during the drill.
He said in a show of Iran's deterrent power against any threat over the past few days the IRGC has also fired various types of ballistic missiles from spread out underground sites with a range of 2,000km, 800km, 500km, and 300km.
In relevant remarks last month, Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces Major General Hassan Firouzabadi said the IRGC planned to test-fire its new weaponry in new wargames.
"The large-scale drills will be staged within the framework of the Armed Forces' stated goals: training, testing and using new products," Firouzabadi told reporters in Tehran.
He said that the defense ministry tests its weapons and equipment in advance as part of a routine training cycle designed to improve defense.
Elaborating on the IRGC drills, Firouzabadi said the exercises are meant to improve cooperation and coordination, prepare the Armed Forces for any possible attack, and contribute to their qualitative military edge.