Iranian Navy Commander Rear Admiral Hossein Khanzadi said that the country’s new marine cruise missile, named Abu Mahdi, with a range of 1,000km makes the American forces in the region more anxious about Iran’s defense power.
“The missile, in addition to its long range, can also be programmed. I imagine that when you have a missile which moves from one side to the target which has not been expected by the enemies, it is highly effective,” Rear Admiral Khanzadi said in an interview with the state TV on Sunday.
Iran has apparently built a mock-up of an American aircraft carrier. This is shown by recently discovered satellite images. The structure is about a third smaller than the original Nimitz ships.
Official information about the purpose of the replica is not known. In 2015 the Revolutionary Guards had used a similar mock-up for propaganda and training purposes: More than 400 grenades were fired at it within 15 minutes. There are even fake fighter jets on the deck of the ship. It was probably sunk by the paramilitary Revolutionary Guard. A warning to the USA ?