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Iran Equips Navy With New Cruise Missile

Members of Iran's Revolutionary Guard look at a surface to surface missile as it is launched during military exercises.
Iran says it has equipped its naval forces with a domestically-developed cruise missile designed for sea-based targets and capable of destroying warships.

Defense Minister General Ahmad Vahidi said a number of short range "Ghader" ("Capable") missiles had been delivered to the Revolutionary Guard's navy, assigned to protect Iran's sea borders.

Vahidi said the cruise missile has a range of 200 kilometers and can travel at low altitudes. He added that it could be fired from the coast or from vessels.

compiled from agency reports