|Zafar cruise missile successfully fired from IRGC speedboat||
TEHRAN – A Zafar (Victory) cruise missile was fired from a speedboat of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) in the Persian Gulf on Sunday and successfully hit the designated target, according to the Persian service of the Fars News Agency.
The production line of the domestically manufactured Zafar cruise missile was officially launched in February 2012.
The Zafar is a short-range anti-vessel radar-guided cruise missile, which can target small and medium-sized targets with high precision.
The missile can be installed on various types of vessels and enjoys remarkable features such as light weight, capability to repel electronic attacks, and high destructive power.
It loses altitude after being launched, and then cruises at low altitude in order to be hidden from sight of the enemy, and in the final stage identifies the target at a low altitude and destroys the target.
On February 5, 2012, the commander of the IRGC Naval Force, Rear Admiral Ali Fadavi, said that IRGC vessels, helicopters, and vehicles would be equipped with Zafar missiles.
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