Iran launches underground ballistic missiles during exercise

Iran Persian Gulf Tensions
Iran Persian Gulf Tensions
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Iran Persian Gulf Tensions
Posted at 6:45 AM, Jul 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-29 06:45:06-04

TEHRAN, Iran - Iran’s paramilitary Revolutionary Guard has launched underground ballistic missiles as part of an exercise involving a fake aircraft carrier in the Strait of Hormuz.

That's according to state television report on Wednesday. It represents the latest barrage in a drill that saw two American bases temporarily go on alert over the launches on Tuesday.

State TV says drones separately targeted the bridge of the fake aircraft carrier. The state TV report did not immediately air footage of the launches, nor did it identify the missiles used in the drill.

On Tuesday, Iran’s paramilitary Revolutionary Guard fired a missile from a helicopter targeting the mock-up aircraft carrier.

That's according to footage aired on state television on Tuesday. Iranian commandos also fast-roped down from a helicopter onto the replica in the footage from the exercise called “Great Prophet 14.”

The drills appears aimed at threatening the U.S. amid tensions between Tehran and Washington.