IRGC Missile Drill Highlights

IRGC launches dozens of various types of missiles as part of the second stage of the missile drill

In the second stage of what has been called the Great Prophet 7 missile drill, dozens of long-range and mid-range missiles were launched by the IRGC Aerospace Division simultaneously and from most areas of Iran towards a single target in Lut Desert. Missiles included Shahab 1, 2 and 3, Fateh-110, Qiam and Zelzal. The purpose was to hit simulated air force bases of foreign countries (primarily Western countries) aroundIran’s borders. IRGC Aerospace Division Commander, Brigadier General  Amir Ali Hajizadeh, announced that this drill involved the use of missiles capable of striking targets thousands of kilometers away. The programs, however, which were prepared in advance, only called for the missiles to be shot at a range of1300 kilometers. IRGC unmanned bombers successfully destroyed seven hypothetical bases of foreign forces set up in Lut Desert. Acting IRGC Commander, Hossein Salami, said at a press conference during the drill that the main purpose of the drill was to demonstrate Iran’s strong capability in defending its values and essential goals. He continued to say that it was a suitable response to those who “used impolite political statements against the Iranian people and claim that the military option is on the table.”

Iran determined to resist pressure and bullying 

IRGC Aerospace Division Commander, Brigadier General  Amir Ali Hajizadeh, said that the purpose of the IRGC’S Great Prophet 7 missile drill was “to send a message to errant countries… As an outcome of this exercise, we would like to send a message to the misbehaving countries that we are determined to resist their pressure and bullying against Iran; we will respond harshly and decisively against any kind of possible threat and mischief. If something really happens, Iran’s surface-to-surface missiles, such as Saeqeh, will fall on their heads.”

Source: Iran Daily Brief

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