Above: video still of IRGC-N underwater test firing of a cruise missile
The IRGC-N announced on 27FEB15 it had test-fired a "new strategic weapon" in the final day of the Great Prophet 9 exercise.
Iran media video depicted the test-firing of submarine-launched cruise missile (SLCM), or perhaps a submerged launch system intended for development towards a missile-launch capable submarine. The cruise missile appears to be equipped with a booster.
Rear Admiral Ali Fadavi, commander of IRGC-N, said the new weapon would be critical in any future naval war against the U.S.
"The new weapon will have a very decisive role in adding our naval power in confronting threats," he was quoted as stating in Sepah News.
No further details on the launch or specifications for the cruise missile type were released.
This is truly a remarkable achievement as very few nations can fire an underwater SLCM. Without hyperbole, Iran has indeed come a long way and it a very proud achievement by any standards.
That possibility is Meshkat cruise missile which has a range of 2000 km.
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