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Iran test-fires missiles, torpedoes

Posted on Jan 02, 01:55PM | IANS

The Iranian Navy has "successfully" test-fired missiles and torpedoes in an ongoing naval drill, the official media reported.

The six-day drill dubbed Velayat 91 was launched Friday in southern Iran.

The latest version of the indigenously built surface-to-air medium-range Ra'd (Thunder) missile and the short-range cruise missile Nasr (Victory) were tested.

Nasr can destroy vessels of up to 3,000 tonnes, Defence Minister Ahmad Vahidi said.

The navy also successfully test-fired torpedoes by destroying targets, Xinhua quoted the Press TV as saying.