The Islamic Revolution Guards Corps Navy unveiled a new missile city accommodating a broad range of cruise and ballistic missiles, Iran’s Tasnim Agency shared footage. The IRGC didn’t mention the location of the base at the showcase.
The base, operated by the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, was unveiled by the IRGC leader Maj. Gen. Hossein Salami and the organization’s naval chief, Rear Adm. Ali Reza Tangsiri. Images and video footage of the missiles and their launch equipment were broadcast on state TV.
“What we see today is a small section of the great and expansive missile capability of Revolutionary Guards’ naval forces,” Salami said.
He said the new missiles and missile equipment had “advanced operational capabilities, such as accurate firing from underground launchers and civil defense sites.”
Salami said: “The new equipment in the missile city can launch mines in various ranges, allow for 360-degree and mobile firing operations, be used in electronic warfare, and enhance the IRGC naval forces’ fire range and destructive power in combat.”
The new missiles and missile gear have advanced operational capabilities, such as accurate firing from underground launchers and civil defense sites.
The new equipment in the missile city can launch mines in various ranges, allow for 360 degree and mobile firing operations, be used in electronic warfare, and enhance the IRGC naval forces’ fire range and destructive power in combat.
Iran’s Press TV said “the naval force of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) has unveiled a new strategic missile site at an undisclosed location, which hosts various types of advanced ballistic and cruise missiles.” It goes on to note that “the site was unveiled on Monday during a ceremony attended by the IRGC’s Chief Commander Major General Hossein Salami, Rear Admiral Alireza Tangsiri, the commander of the IRGC’s Navy, and a number of other high-ranking military officials and commanders. During the ceremony, the IRGC’s Navy displayed different types of modern cruise and ballistic missiles systems with various ranges.”
Last year, the Guards force said it had built a number of underground “missile cities” along the Gulf coastline.
Iran, which routinely boasts of technological advances in its armed forces, has one of the biggest missile programs in the Middle East.