Iran Tests New Weapon for Use at Sea

August 4, 2008 - 4:43 AM
The chief of the country's Revolutionary Guards claims the new marine weapon is "unique in the world" and has a range of 186 miles.
Iran Tests New Weapon for Use at Sea (image)

The chief of the country's Revolutionary Guards claims the new marine weapon is "unique in the world" and has a range of 186 miles.

Tehran (AP) - Iran's official IRNA news agency is quoting the chief of the country's Revolutionary Guards as saying that Iran has tested a new weapon for use at sea.

The commander, Gen. Mohammad Ali Jafari, claimed the new marine weapon is "unique in the world" and has a range of 186 miles.

Monday's report provided no further details and didn't say when or where the weapon was tested. But it quoted Jafari as saying that there is "no similar weapon in the service of armies in the world."

Last month, the Guards test-fired missiles and torpedoes in the Persian Gulf, and Tehran claimed it had tested a new Shahab missile with a range of 1,250 miles.

The range of the alleged new weapon Jafari announced indicates it may be a type of torpedo.