Iran navy will test fire its new Ra’d (“Thunder”) missile during the six-day “Velayat 91” drills that started today. The indigenous surface-to-air missile is designed to strike medium-range targets. (Fars News Agency, 28 December)
Iran test fired its first indigenous medium-range anti-radar missile, Mehrab (Altar), during the Velayat 90 naval exercises in December 2011.
File photo: An Iranian military vessel fires a rocket during the 10-day Velayat 90 naval exercises in December 2011.