Iran Test-Fires Home-Made Missiles Successfully

A00234359.jpgTEHRAN (Fars News Agency)- A senior military official said on Tuesday that his troops have successfully test-fired two Iranian-made missiles, namely ‘Zelzal’ and ‘Fajr-5’ in Garmsar region, 100 kilometers east of Tehran.

Speaking in an exclusive interview with FNA, Commander of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) Missile Unit, Brigadier General Majeed Ayineh also said that the missile tests by the military units subordinate to the IRGC ground forces would continue for the next three days.

Fajr-5 has a range of around 75km while Zelzal has a range of 100 to 400 km.

The missile war games started in Garmsar region, 100 kilometers east of Tehran on Sunday.

Colonel Reza Hashemian told reporters on Sunday that the military exercises are aimed at testing the IRGC’s missile capability and will continue for five days.

Stating that the maneuvers will be carried out in different stages, he said that the first stage, which started on Sunday and lasts until this afternoon, includes identification, occupation and settlement of positions.

According to Hashemian, other stages of the military exercises which will begin this evening include charging and launching of missiles.

Earlier reports said that the maneuvers have been designed to test the performance and capabilities of two Iranian-made missiles known as ‘Zelzal’ and ‘Fajr-5’.

Iran also test-fired its Shahab-3 ballistic missile successfully in November 2006. Shahab-3 has a range of up to 2000 km.

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