Iran Tests Medium-Range Missile during Gulf Drills

Iran’s navy said Sunday it has test-fired a medium-range surface-to-air missile during a drill in international waters near the strategic Strait of Hormuz — the passageway for one-sixth of the world’s oil supply.

State TV said the missile, named Mehrab, or Altar, has been designed to evade radars

and was developed by Iranian scientists. The report didn’t provide details or say when the missile was tested.

A spokesman for the exercise, Rear Adm. Mahmoud Mousavi, said the missile is one of the newest in the navy’s arsenal.

“It’s equipped with state-of-the-art technology and a built-in system that enables it to thwart jammers,” Mousavi told state TV.  CBC

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