Iran test fired cruise missiles in a naval exercise in the Gulf of Oman and northern Indian Ocean, state media reported Thursday.

The report by the official IRNA news agency said the missiles destroyed targets at a distance of 280 kilometers (170 miles). It said the tests took place during a naval drill by Iran’s Navy in the Gulf of Oman and Indian Ocean.

IRNA said the missiles’ range can be extended but gave no details.

The news agency said two kinds of missiles were fired, without elaborating, and broadcast images of projectiles being launched from both a truck and a ship, hitting a buoyant target in the sea.

Iran’s Navy chief, Adm. Hossein Khanzadi, told state TV that the “homing” c-class cruise missiles have new warheads that can hit targets with high accuracy at a close distance. He said the missiles are capable of resisting “any kind of electronic war.”

“The important point about these missiles is that they are fully equipped with homing,” Khanzadi said. Homing is a missile guidance system in which the missile has all necessary electronics for tracking and hitting a target.

“It means they are of the fire-and-forget type. We fire the missile and the data is on the missile itself, it has various navigation systems built in,” Khanzadi added.

Read the full article at Defense News

FREE COPY: Understanding the threat from Iran

Covering the threat from Iran to Israel and the West, plus the plight of the Iranian people: Read our Operation Mordecai campaign booklet online or receive a FREE copy by post.

Related Articles:

Pro-Israel supporters show up for Israel: 40,000 in London, 100,000 in New York

Records were broken when pro-Israel supporters took to the streets in London and New York calling for the release of the 125 hostages still held by Hamas in Gaza and to show their...

King George’s D-Day call to pray “continuously” inspired nations around the world to turn to God

On 6 June 1944, King George VI addressed the nations in a speech that was broadcast throughout the world. Naming countries of the Empire and our other Allies, including the United...

Rafah lies prove the world needs little evidence to demonise Israel

This week, we once again witnessed how the lies of Hamas helped to fuel a campaign of hatred against Israel that reach global proportions. The world needs little excuse to become...

Christian Zionists may be outnumbered, but we are speaking God’s truth

Too often, Israel is seen as a popularity contest, especially on social media. Humans are quite simple really, we look at the number of likes a post has and assume that because it is...

The Lord is fighting for Israel – Iran’s Raisi learned the hard way

“The LORD will fight for you, and you shall hold your peace.” – Exodus 14:14 On Sunday, President Ebrahim Raisi’s helicopter crashed into the side of a mountain, killing him...

We call upon the UK Government to officially recognise Jerusalem is Israel's capital and move its embassy to Jerusalem.