Iran Launches ‘Advanced’ Rockets During Military Exercises

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -
In this 2016 file photo, a long-range S-200 missile is fired in a military drill in the port city of Bushehr, Iran, on the northern coast of the Persian Gulf. (Amir Kholousi, ISNA via AP, File)

An Iranian semi-official news agency is reporting that the country’s elite Revolutionary Guard has launched sophisticated rockets during military exercises.

The Monday report by Tasnim, an agency considered to be close to the Revolutionary Guard, said the launch of “smart and advanced” rockets came during an annual three-day maneuver which began on Monday in Iran’s central desert.

The report did not elaborate on the model of the rockets or their capabilities, but said they successfully hit their targets.

Earlier in February, the United States put Iran “on notice” after the country test fired a medium-range ballistic missile.