Iran announced that for the second time this week, the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps test-fired a new missile on Friday.
“Our country is always the arena for testing a variety of defense and strategic systems and these are non-stop movements towards the growth of our deterrent power,” IRGC Commander Major-General Hossein Salami said on Saturday. “And yesterday was one of the successful days for this nation,” he added, according to the Tasnim news agency.
On Thursday, Iranian military forces displayed what was described as a domestically built long-range, surface-to-air missile (SAM) defense system.
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Salami provided no specific details about the missile that was allegedly test-fired.
Earlier this week, the Islamic Republic unveiled the domestically-manufactured Bavar-373 long-range air defense system, which Iran claims has a range of 300 kilometers (186 miles) and can strike targets at an altitude of 65 kilometers (40 miles). Iranian media has likened the Bavar-373 to the Russian S-300 air defense system.