Iran's IRGC unveils new underground missile city

Source: Xinhua| 2021-03-16 00:32:48|Editor: huaxia

TEHRAN, March 15 (Xinhua) -- The naval force of Iran's Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) unveiled on Monday a new missile city equipped with ballistic missiles, cruise missiles, and electronic warfare systems, semi-official Fars news agency reported.

"Today we are witnessing a very vast growth of (Iran's) missile power in the field of naval warfare," Hossein Salami, commander-in-chief of the IRGC, said at the inauguration ceremony of the missile city at an undisclosed location.

As seen in footage broadcast by state TV, a number of ballistic and cruise missile systems with various ranges were displayed in the event.

The projectiles can be fired from underground tunnels at the site, from mobile launchers, or from the Iranian civil defense system's facilities, according to the report.

Moreover, the missile city's equipment is capable of laying naval mines within different ranges, firing in motion, covering a 360-degree field of view, and countering electronic warfare systems.

The equipment has been locally developped by Iran's Defense Ministry, Iranian knowledge-based companies, and the IRGC's research departments, Fars said. Enditem