Iran’s IRGC test-fires Shahab-3 missiles

TEHRAN, Sept. 28 (MNA) -- The Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps has successfully test-fired its most advanced missiles of Shahab-3 and Sejjil type during the third stage of The Great Prophet IV military exercise.

The long-range Shahab-3 and the two-stage Sejjil missiles, both with a range of 1,200 miles (2,000 kilometers), were tested on Monday.

 

The IRGC also test-fired the short-range missiles of the Tondar-69, Fateh-110, and Zelzal type Sunday morning as well as several models of medium-range Shagab-1 and Sahab-2 missiles on Sunday night during the first and the second stage of the military drill.

 

All missiles successfully hit their mock targets.

 

The IRGC Air Force Commander Brigadier General Hossein Salami said on Monday that Iran will give a crushing response to those who threaten the Islamic system.

 

“We will give clear, crushing, destructive and regrettable response to all who threaten our existence, independence, the (Islamic) system’s freedom and our values,” Salami told reporters.

 

“Naturally, we are thoroughly ready to counter all threats… and this military exercise is completely consistent with current threats,” he added.

 

Iran has had the solid-fuel Fateh missile, with a range of 120 miles (193 kilometers), for several years. Fateh means conqueror in Persian. The Tondar, which means thunder, has a range of about 93 miles (150 kilometers.)

 

Iran previously tested the Zelzal (earthquake in English) missile, versions of which have ranges of 130-185 miles (209-298 kilometers).

 

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