The commander of the Iranian Army’s Ground Force has announced the test-firing of a medium-range smart missile that can fly as far as 300 kilometers (186 miles).
Brigadier General Kioumars Heydari made the announcement on Sunday, without specifying the location, where the missile was being tested by the Ground Force’s missile unit.
“The missile is prepared for deployment in defense of our homeland,” he added, noting that the test-firing was gauging the missile’s precision of strike and destruction power.
“We are trying for our armaments in the area to firstly be smart, secondly be capable of automatic control function, and thirdly be surgical in nature,” the commander noted.
The military is investing in such projectiles, which can be used in surgical strikes and easily yield to automation processes.
Iran engages in routine upgrading, testing, and meaningful display of its defensive might in line with regional and international developments.
Source: Press TV