The Iranian Military has successfully test-fired three new domestically produced missiles, the Fars News Agency reported on Saturday.
“Three types of missiles developed by the Army and the Defense Industries have been successfully test-fired in the Ground Force’s recent wargames,” the agency quoted Commander of the Iranian Army’s Ground Force Lt. Gen. Kioumars Heydari as saying.
The general gave no further information about the missiles, describing them only as ground-to-ground missiles that are “different from the Naze’at 10 and Fajr missiles in type.”
Iran test-fired Naze’at 10 and Fajr 5 during a military exercise in mid-March. The Fajr-5 is a long-range rocket artillery with a maximum range of 75 kilometers (47 miles), while Naze’at-10 is a medium-range ballistic missile, capable of hitting targets within the radius of 100-300 kilometers (62-186 miles).
Iranian officials and commanders have repeatedly stressed that all tests and training of the Iranian Armed Forces are only for deterrent and self-defense purposes.