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Iran Conducts Missile, UAV Drills

On January 15, Iran’s Revolutionary Guard launched several loitering munitions, ballistic missiles, and rockets during a military exercise in the country’s northeastern Dasht-e-Kavir desert. In the drill, named Prophet Mohammad 15, the IRGC struck static targets with several suicide drones and twelve or more Zolfaghar, Zelzal, and Dezful ballistic missiles. According to Iranian state media,...

Iran Reveals Underground Missile Base

On January 8, Iranian state media reported that the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) established an underground missile base near the Persian Gulf. Several cruise missiles and launchers were visible in state-released photographs of the site. According to state media, Iran aims to construct several coastal bases to house long-range ballistic and cruise missiles. Related...

Iran Displays New Antiship Ballistic Missile

On September 27, Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) Aerospace Division displayed a new antiship ballistic missile (ASBM) in an exhibition of aerospace weapons. Featuring an enlarged booster, Iran claims the Zolfaghar Basir missile ranges 700 km, over doubles Iran’s earlier antiship missiles.  Related Links: Iran unveils enhanced ballistic missile as tensions rise with US,...

Iran Reveals New Ballistic, Cruise Missiles

On August 20, Iran displayed new ballistic and cruise missiles as part of its National Defense Industry Day. In an announcement to state television, Iranian officials revealed footage of the “Martyr Hajj Qassem,” a solid-fueled ballistic missile named for slain Iranian general Qassem Soleimani. In addition, Iran unveiled a cruise missile named for Abu Mahdi...

Iran Tests New Missiles in Combat Drills

On July 29, Iranian state media announced the country’s Revolutionary Guard successfully conducted live-fire missile tests. In the exercise, designated “Great Prophet 14,” Iranian forces displayed a variety of ballistic missiles and destroyed mockups of an aircraft carrier and air defense radar with bombs and missiles. According to an IRGC commander, the exercises are expected to...

Iran Reveals New Ballistic, Cruise Missiles

On August 20, Iran displayed new ballistic and cruise missiles as part of its National Defense Industry Day. In an announcement to state television, Iranian officials revealed footage of the “Martyr Hajj Qassem,” a solid-fueled ballistic missile named for slain Iranian general Qassem Soleimani. In addition, Iran unveiled a cruise missile named for Abu Mahdi...

US Seizes Iranian Weapons En Route to Yemen

On June 28, the United States and partner forces interdicted a dhow allegedly carrying Iranian weapons to Yemen. According to U.S. Secretary of State Michael Pompeo, who described the seizure during a July 8 press conference, the vessel was interdicted off the Yemen coast carrying 200 RPGs, 21 surface-to-air and land-attack missiles, several antitank missiles,...

Iran Tests New Cruise Missile

On June 18, Iran announced that its navy had successfully test fired a new cruise missile in a military exercise designated “Ramadan Martyrs.” The test missile was launched from the northern Indian Ocean and reportedly struck a target 280 km away. Related Links: Iran Tests New Naval Missiles in Indian Ocean Exercise, Tasnim News AgencyIran...

Iran Sinks Warship, Kills 19 in Friendly Fire Incident

On May 10, Iranian frigate Jamaran accidentally struck support ship Konarak with an antiship missile, Iran’s navy said on Monday. During exercises held in the Gulf of Oman, Jamaran fired a Noor (C-802) missile at a training target released by Konarak, which was hit after remaining too close to the testing area. Videos depicting the...

Iran Reveals Air-launched Rocket

On May 9, Iran‘s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Aerospace Force released footage of a Fajr-4 guided rocket undergoing an apparent drop test from a Sukhoi Su-22 fighter-bomber. According to Iranian news reports, the Fajr-4 is a 333mm-diameter artillery rocket with onboard guidance.  Related Links: VIDEO: Latest achievements of IRGC Aerospace Force, Mehr News AgencyVideo...