Qader coast-to-sea missile has been designed and produced by domestic industries." Iranian commander Rear Admiral Amir RastegariIranian naval forces have successfully test fired Qader (Capable) coast-to-sea and Nour (Light) surface-to-surface missiles on the fifth day of the Velayat 91 military maneuvers, Press TV reports. Spokesman for the Velayat 91 naval drill Rear Admiral Amir Rastegari told Press TV on Tuesday that Qader cruise missile had successfully and precisely hit and destroyed its mock enemy target during the exercises. “Qader coast-to-sea missile has been designed and produced by domestic industries,” the Iranian commander added.
Referring to the indigenous long-range Nour missile, Rastegari said, “Nour surface-to-surface missile is launched from surface units and is used to destroy surface targets.”“Nour missile had previously passed all its tests with success and the new version is an optimized version of this missile,” Rastegari added. Iran’s Navy launched the six-day naval maneuvers on December 28 in order to display the country’s capabilities in defending its maritime borders. The specialized maritime maneuver covers an area from “east of the Strait of Hormuz in the Sea of Oman and north of the Indian Ocean as far as the 18th parallel north,” according to Iran’s Navy Commander Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari. On the fourth day of the major military exercises, Iranian Navy forces successfully test-fired the latest version of the indigenous surface-to-air missile Ra’d (Thunder) and launched its indigenous short-range cruise missile Nasr (Victory). Over the past few years, Iran has held several military drills to enhance the defensive capabilities of its armed forces and to test modern military tactics and equipment. The Islamic Republic has repeatedly assured other nations, especially its neighbors, that its military might poses no threat to other countries, stating that its defense doctrine is based on deterrence. MYA/HMV/HJL