The Islamic Revolution Guards Corps Navy (IRGCN) formally took delivery of the first consignment of the new Nasir anti-ship missile during a ceremony held on 22 April.
Defence Minister Hossein Dehghan said the Nasir can be mounted on speedboats, prepared quickly for launch, flies at a low flight altitude, and has an advanced radar system that gives it anti-jamming capabilities.
Iranian television showed footage of a Nasir being launched, apparently against a barge that had been loaded with shipping containers to give it a larger radar cross section. The missile flew so low it hit the barge instead of the containers. It did not explode, possibly because it was not carrying a live warhead, but the unspent fuel it was carrying created a fire.
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