Iran displayed Its naval offensive capability firing home-made cruise missiles, torpedoes and other weapons on the last day of its tri-services exercise which concluded on December 30.
Iranian Navy vessels fired the Nour and Nasr cruise missiles on the sixth day of the massive Mohammad Rasoulallah (PBUH) drills on Tuesday, domestic news agency, FARS news reported.
Nour cruise missile with a range of over 120km has been used by the Iranian army and the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) in different wargames and can be launched from coasts, vessels and aircrafts against enemy vessels, oil facilities and naval positions.
Also, Nasr cruise missiles were fired from naval vessels participating in the exercise in the Sea of Oman. The Nasr smart cruise missile is a short-range missile which is capable of destroying 3,000-ton vessels and can be fired from coasts, different vessels and helicopters.
The Iranian Navy's AB-212 helicopters, equipped with machine-guns and rocket-launching systems, fired at specified targets and destroyed them. It was the first time that the Navy's anti-submarine AB-212 helicopters were used in operation.
Iran's latest home-grown torpedo was fired by the Naval forces' anti-submarine SH-3D helicopters.The torpedo successfully hit and destroyed the specified sub-surface target in the waters of the Sea of Oman, Southern Iran.
According to Rear Admiral Sayyari, the torpedo, test-fired recently, was used in operation for the first time on Monday, FARS said.
The torpedo was last month test-fired in Jask region, Southern Iran, and can be fired from submarines, surface vessels and helicopters.
2 anti-subsurface SH-3D helicopters which were delivered to the Navy on December 1 were equipped with the torpedoes.
In recent years, Iran has made great achievements in its defense sector and attained self-sufficiency in producing essential military equipment and systems.
The Iranian Navy on Sunday launched its newly-developed mine laying and sweeping system on the fourth day of the wargames.
The Iranian Navy rolled mines in the Sea of Oman and the area where the exercises were being staged to prevent hypothetical enemies' infiltration into the territorial waters.
After rolling the mines, the Iranian Naval forces defused them using minesweeping RH helicopters to provide security for the cargo ships and oil tankers and keeping the shipping lines open.
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