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Iran tests missiles in naval exercises

Reports say that Dehlaviyeh, a laser-guided missile, had also been successfully tested

AFP/PTI  |  Tehran 

Iran flag. Photo: Wikipedia
Iran flag. Photo: Wikipedia

Iran's navy has test-fired the latest versions of the Nasr and Dehlaviyeh missiles during military exercises in the Gulf, local media reported on Monday.

"The latest naval cruise missile called Nasr was test-fired during Velayat 95 naval manoeuvres in the southern waters of the country," said Defence Minister Hossein Dehghan, according to the Fars news agency, adding that the missile had successfully hit its target.

Tasnim news agency said the Dehlaviyeh, a laser-guided missile, had also been successfully tested.

It was reported back in 2012 that Iran had based the Dehlaviyeh on a Russian anti-tank missile.

The ranges of the latest versions were not given.

First Published: Mon, February 27 2017. 16:12 IST
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