IRGC Aerospace Force Commander, Brigadier General Hajizadeh, said that “In the sacred name of the Great Prophet, the IRGC’s surface-to-surface missile aerospace exercise (codenamed Great Prophet 7) will be held from July 2 for three days. Hajizadeh said that during the exercise, long-range, medium-range, and short-range missiles will be used to strike 100 predefined targets from various parts of Iran. He added that the major difference between Great Prophet 7 and previous IRGC (missile) exercises is setting up (and targeting) bases similar to foreign (mainly western) air bases in the middle of the (Semnan) desert. He said that targets in the Semnan Desert will be attacked from various parts of Iran, even from the Eastern Sistan-Baluchestan Province. After targeting these bases, experts will be able to measure the accuracy and effectiveness (BDA) of warheads and evaluate the systems under the created conditions. Hajizadeh referred to IRGC’s new achievements such as the Qyam (Uprising) surface-to-surface missile, saying that this missile is being produced on a massive scale and handed over to different units to be used in this exercise. He also mentioned the anti-ship Khalij-e Fars (Persian Gulf) missile, saying that work on it has been completed, and it is being produced at the Ministry of Defense.
IRGC missile maneuver to target models of regional foreign bases
- Published: 7 days ago on Monday, 2 July 2012
- By: Iran Daily Brief
- Last Modified: July 2, 2012 @ 1:03 pm
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