Iran tests “Hormoz 2” ballistic missile

Politics Materials 10 March 2017 11:11 (UTC +04:00)

Baku, Azerbaijan, Mar. 10

By Emil Ilgar – Trend:

Iran has tested the “Hormoz 2” missile, Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps Aerospace Force Brigadier General Amir Ali Hajizadeh said Mar.10.

The missile reportedly successfully destroyed a target at a 250-km distance, Tasnim news agency reported.

"Hormoz 2" is a 300-km range marine-based ballistic missile, capable to target moving objects.

Hajizadeh didn’t say at what date exactly Iran tested the missile, but said that the test was conducted during this week.

Previously, Fox News quoted U.S. officials Mar.6 as saying that “Iran this weekend test-fired a pair of ballistic missiles and sent fast-attack vessels close to a U.S. Navy ship in the Strait of Hormuz.”

“One of Iran's ballistic missile tests were successful, destroying a floating barge approximately 155 miles away,” two U.S. officials with knowledge of the launch told Fox News. “The launches of the Fateh-110 short-range ballistic missiles were the first tests of the missile in two years”, one official said.

According to one official, Iran launched its two short-range ballistic missiles from an IRGC base in Bandar-e-Jask, in southeastern Iran. The first missile was fired on Saturday, but missed its target, though it landed “in the vicinity,” one official said.

A day later, Iran made another attempt and was successful.