TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Iran’s Navy on Tuesday fired the homegrown long-range cruise missile ‘Qadir’ for the first time from a warship to hit targets in the sea.

On the second day of a massive exercise the Iranian Army has staged in a large area southeast of Iran, the Navy warships fired Qadir cruise missile to destroy the hypothetical enemy’s vessels at a long distance.

It was the first offshore test firing of the Iranian cruise missile.

Qadir long-range missile has a short setup and reaction time, flies in low altitudes with high navigation capabilities, hits the targets precisely with great destructive power, and suits for electronic warfare. It can be launched from various types of vessels and even a helicopter, helping extend its operational range.

The coast-to-sea version of Qadir can identify and annihilate naval targets at distances as far as 300 kilometers away from the coast.

The homegrown cruise missile was unveiled in August 2014 by President Hassan Rouhani, and was delivered to the Navy in large quantities in November 2015.

In recent years, the Islamic Republic of Iran has made great achievements in its defense sector and has attained self-sufficiency in producing essential military equipment and systems.

Tehran has repeatedly assured other nations that its military might poses no threat to the regional countries, saying that the Islamic Republic’s defense doctrine is entirely based on deterrence.