‘Iran tested sinking aircraft carriers using ballistic missiles’

Senior general claims that Tehran had worked to develop technology to hit moving targets at sea

Senior Iranian military general Hossein Salami said during a televised interview in early February that after years of research, Iran tested the capability of ballistic missiles to sink aircraft carriers almost a decade ago.

Salami, the Deputy Commander of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, said in the interview, which aired on state-run IRINN channel, that the testing “demonstrated that we were one step closer to destroying an aircraft carrier.”

During the interview, which was translated and released by the Washington-based Middle East Media Research Institute Monday, Salami described the research and testing process when he served as the IRGC air force commander eight years ago.

Taking anti-missile defense systems into consideration, Salami said that the military’s researchers were forced to come up with alternatives to counter the technology. He said they eventually began testing the use of ballistic missiles to destroy moving targets at sea, and said that Iran was likely the only one to posses the “very complex technology.”

Full article: ‘Iran tested sinking aircraft carriers using ballistic missiles’ (The Times of Israel)

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