Iranian Navy Test-Fires Nour Cruise Missile

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  • 08:26 AM, January 30, 2016
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Iranian Navy Test-Fires Nour Cruise Missile
Iranian Navy Test-Fires Nour Cruise Missile. Image credits: Tehran times.

The Iranian Navy has successfully test-fired surface-to-surface cruise missiles, dubbed Nour, during four-day annual military exercises in Makran coastal zone, east of the Strait of Hormuz.

The country’s naval forces on Friday test-fired the missiles on the third day of military maneuvers, code-named Velayat 94, across a large swath of territorial waters and high seas in the Persian Gulf, the Strait of Hormuz and the Indian Ocean, Press TV reported Friday.

Speaking to reporters after the test-firing of the Nour missiles, Iranian Navy chief Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari said on Friday that he is proud of the outcome, adding that the 150-km range missile has an accurate impact precision, good velocity, high detection power and powerful warhead.

Nour cruise missile could be launched both from sea and surface.

Meanwhile, a spokesman for Iran’s Navy, Commodore Seyyed Mahmoud Mousavi, said, “The Navy's vessels simultaneously fired surface-to-surface Nour cruise missiles and destroyed pre-determined targets and successfully accomplished this mission”.

He told reporters that the upgraded missiles accurately hit the targets. The large-scale naval exercises began on Wednesday.

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