Lieutenant Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Brigadier General Hossein Salami announced that the IRGC operational units have been supplied with Iran's new precision-guided long-range ballistic missile, Emad, Fars News Agency (FNA) reported.
“Emad missile systems were delivered to the IRGC operational units,” Salami told FNA on Monday.
He also said the missile will likely be used in the upcoming IRGC wargames.
On October 11, Iran successfully test-fired the country's new precision-guided long-range ballistic missile that can be controlled until the moment of impact. Emad carries a conventional warhead.
“This missile (Emad) which has been fully designed and made by Iranian Defense Ministry's scientists and experts is the country' first long-range missile with navigation and strike controlling capability; it is capable of hitting and destroying the targets with high-precision,” Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Hossein Dehqan told reporters after the test of Emad missile.
The Iranian Defense Minister reiterated that the manufacture and successful testing of Emad missile is a technological and operational jump in a strategic field, and said, “We don’t ask for anyone's permission for boosting our defense and missile power; we resolutely continue our defense programs, especially in the missile field, and Emad missile is a conspicuous example.”
He added that the mass production and delivery of Emad missile to the country’s Armed Forces will considerably increase their power and tactical capabilities.
The Iranian Armed Forces have recently test-fired different types of newly-developed missiles and torpedoes and tested a large number of home-made weapons, tools and equipment, including submarines, military ships, artillery, choppers, aircrafts, UAVs and air defense and electronic systems, during massive military drills.
In November, IRGC Navy Commander Rear Admiral Ali Fadavi announced plans to stage massive wargames in the next few months.