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IRAN NAVAL WAR GAMES, Tests New Sea Cruise Missile

LINK TO VIDEO   Iran state run media claims Iran’s navy successfully conducted a series of tests of maritime missiles of varying sizes and ranges, including a new homemade cruise missile. The test came on Thursday morning during war games in the Indian Ocean close to the strategic Strait of Hormuz. A statement, issued through the semi-official Tasnim news agency, said: “During the exercises, short-range and long-range coast-to-sea and sea-to-sea missiles were successfully fired from the coast and from decks of ships, hitting their targets with great precision.” The weapons, it said, included a new, locally manufactured cruise missile with a range of about 175 miles. The war games, according to Tasnim, were codenamed “Ramadan Martyrs” for the 19 sailors killed on May 10 during another naval exercise.