Iran drills to enter naval phase
A senior commander of Iran's Islamic Revolution Guard Corps (IRGC) says the ongoing Great Prophet 6 maneuvers are soon to enter their naval or second phase, Press TV reported.
On Saturday, Commander of IRGC's Aerospace Division Amir Ali Hajizadeh said, "As of the middle of the current week, the second phase of the drill will continue with the start of the naval part and the launch of different types of surface-to-sea ballistic missiles," Fars News Agency reported.
The corps started the 10-day drills on Monday.
On the first day, Iran unveiled underground silos meant to protect the country's missiles and fired Fateh (Conqueror)-110 medium-range ballistic missiles, which have been fitted with improved precision targeting.
On Tuesday, the military successfully launched 14 surface-to-surface missiles.
On the third day of the exercises the Armed Forces were equipped with the Ghadir radar system, which can monitor a radius of 1,100 and a height of 300 kilometers.
Hajizadeh rated the first phase as a positive one and said, in the second phase, in addition to the launch of modern missiles, special types of warheads will be assessed for precision and impact.