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Defense Ministry confirms Iran successfully test-fires sea-launched cruise missile

February 27, 12:06 UTC+3 TEHRAN

Meanwhile, Tasnim reported that the Iranian Navy had displayed and successfully test-fired an advanced domestically-made guided missile system

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Iranian Defense Minister Hossein Dehghan

Iranian Defense Minister Hossein Dehghan

© Vadim Savitsky/Russian Defense Ministry Press Service pool photo via AP

TEHRAN, February 27. /TASS/. Tehran has successfully test-fired its sea-launched cruise missile Nasr, Iranian Defense Minister Hossein Dehghan told Mehr news agency on Monday.

The tests were held as part of the Iranian Navy’s large-scale drills code-named Velayat 95.

The newest cruise missile Nasr has been launched. It has successfully hit the target, Dehghan said.

Meanwhile, the news agency Tasnim reported that the Iranian Navy had displayed and successfully test-fired an advanced domestically-made guided missile system dubbed "Dehlaviyeh," "which is specialized in targeting vessels and ships."

According to the agency, the laser-guided weapon successfully hit the naval targets.

The basic phase of the Velayat 95 war games began on Sunday in the Strait of Ormuz, the Gulf of Oman and in the north-western part of the Indian Ocean - from the Iranian territorial waters to the Bab el-Mandeb Strait.

The drills involve the Iranian Navy’s surface ships and submarines, naval aviation, including helicopters, reconnaissance aircraft and unmanned aerial vehicles, and also amphibious assault and Special Forces units.

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