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Iran is strengthening its naval capabilities while the United States turns a blind eye.
 
04/12/2021
 

Iran’s New Underground ‘Missile City’

Iran is strengthening its naval capabilities while the United States turns a blind eye.

BY WATCH JERUSALEM STAFF

The Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) inaugurated a new underground missile base on March 15. Iranian state TV released footage of this new "missile city," which houses numerous ballistic and cruise missiles. Outside the base, the broadcast showed what the IRGC said was electronic warfare equipment to support Iran’s Navy.

"The new equipment in the missile city can launch mines in various ranges, allow for 360-degree and mobile firing operations, be used in electronic warfare, and enhance the IRGC naval forces’ fire range and destructive power in combat," IRGC Maj. Gen. Hossein Salami said.

"What we see today is a small section of the great and expansive missile capability of Revolutionary Guards’ naval forces," he continued. He went on to say that the new missiles and equipment had "advanced operational capabilities, such as accurate firing from underground launchers and civil defense sites."

Underground bases are not a new development for Iran. Last year the IRGC said it had built several of these "missile cities" underground and offshore on the Arabian Gulf coast and the Sea of Oman.

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