Iran test-fires 200-km range missiles

Tehran, Dec 21: Iran’s fighter jets successfully test-fired 200-km range Qader missiles during an ongoing drill in the Persian Gulf region Saturday, Fars news agency reported.

“These missiles, which can be mounted on different fighter jets, were successfully test-fired in these wargames,” Xinhua quoted Brigadier General Hossein Chitforoush as saying.

Qader missile, with a range of over 200 km, can be used by the Iranian air force in future battles, Chitforoush said.

An important feature of the ongoing drill is the deployment and test-firing of Qader and Nasr air-based missiles that have been recently supplied to the air force, the official said.

Nasr missiles, which can destroy vessels of up to 3,000 tonnes, can be launched from inland bases, offshore military vessels as well as helicopters.

Iran’s air force started its military drills over the Persian Gulf Friday.

IANS