Iran to Hold Military Missile Exercises

26 June 2011 (Last Updated June 26th, 2011 18:30)

Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) will kick-off an annual 10-day ground, naval and missile military exercise today in the Gulf region, the state news agency IRNA reported. The exercises, codenamed Great Prophet-6, will include tests of various ranges of ballistic missiles

Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) will kick-off an annual 10-day ground, naval and missile military exercise today in the Gulf region, the state news agency IRNA reported.

The exercises, codenamed Great Prophet-6, will include tests of various ranges of ballistic missiles, IRGC Aerospace Force commander brigadier general Amir Ali Hadjizadeh said.

"Short-, medium- and long-range missiles will be fired, especially the Khalij-Fars, Sejil, Fateh, Ghiam, and Shahab-1 and -2 missiles," he added.

The exercises are intended to maintain the defence preparedness of IRGC forces, exercise new tactics and broaden usage of advanced equipment.