Iran tests ‘smart’ missile with 300-kilometer range

Top military officer says weapon can work in any weather conditions; deputy army chief reveals joint naval exercise with Russia planned soon for Indian Ocean

TEHRAN, Iran — Iran’s army test-fired a sophisticated short-range missile on Sunday, state media reported.

The report by the official IRNA news agency quoted the chief of the army’s ground forces, Gen. Kioumars Heidari, as saying that the missile’s range was 300 kilometers (186 miles).

Gen. Heidari said the “smart” missile is capable to work under “any weather condition.” He did not say where the test took place.

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