Iran Showcases Launch of Newest Land-to-Sea Missile in Indian Ocean – Video

© AFP 2022 / HO / Iranian Army officeThis picture made available by the Iranian armed forces office on June 18, 2020 shows a missile being fired out to sea from a mobile launch vehicle reportedly on the southern coast of Iran along the Gulf of Oman during a military exercise. - Iran test-fired a "new generation" of cruise missiles on June 18, the navy said
This picture made available by the Iranian armed forces office on June 18, 2020 shows a missile being fired out to sea from a mobile launch vehicle reportedly on the southern coast of Iran along the Gulf of Oman during a military exercise. - Iran test-fired a new generation of cruise missiles on June 18, the navy said - Sputnik International
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After importing all types of armaments and equipment for years, Iran has been increasingly switching toward the domestic production of military wares presenting new achievements of its defence industry almost every year.

Iranian naval forces have tested newly acquired land-to-sea and sea-to-sea cruise missiles. This occurred during the so-called "Ramadan Martyrs" drills conducted in the Sea of Oman and in the northern part of the Indian Ocean.

The missiles, the newest product of the Iranian defence industry, were fired from ground-based launchers and from the Iranian Navy's warships, successfully hitting their designated targets around 280 kilometres away. The military said that the missiles' effective range might be increased in the future.

The military exercise's name apparently refers to an incident that took place on 10 May in the Sea of Oman, where an Iranian support ship, the Konarak, was severely damaged in a "friendly fire" incident. The tragic event claimed the lives of 19 servicemen, leaving 15 more injured.

In this photo released on Monday, Oct. 1, 2018, by the Iranian Revolutionary Guard, missiles are fired from city of Kermanshah in western Iran targeting the Islamic State group in Syria. - Sputnik International
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