TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Iran has increased the range of a homegrown submarine-launched missile, a top commander said.

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Speaking at a televised interview, Commander of the Iranian Navy Rear Admiral Hossein Khanzadi highlighted the advances in defense industries, pointing to the development of Jask-II submarine-launched missile.

The commander noted that Jask-II has a longer range than its previous models.

Missiles fired from the surface could be diverted by the enemy, but Jask-II is launched by a submarine that travels where the enemy does not expect at all, he added.

Rear Admiral Khanzadi also noted that the naval missile can be fired from Fateh submarine, a homegrown watercraft with advanced sonar system.

The Iranian Navy on Friday fired a submarine-launched cruise missile during a massive military exercise in the Sea of Oman and parts of the Indian Ocean.

The drill zone covered an area of 2 million square kilometers in eastern parts of the Strait of Hormuz, Makran Coast, Sea of Oman, and northern parts of the Indian Ocean, down to the 10-degrees latitude.