Iran’s Tasnim news agency quoted from the Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps Aerospace Force, Brigadier General Amir Ali Hajizadeh, as saying that “the IRGC forces successfully test-fired the Hormuz-2 missile in recent days.”

“The missile was able to destroy the naval goal of 250 km,” he added.

The news agency went on to report that the “Hormuz-2 is a naval ballistic missile capable of hitting floating targets with high accuracy within a range of 300 kilometers.”

Iranian army chief Ataollah Salehi on Thursday said his country had developed a missile-defense system “superior” to Russia’s S-300 air-defense system.

Salehi made the remarks only days after Tehran tested the Russian-made S-300 to evaluate its performance, especially its ability to monitor destroyed targets and intercept ballistic missiles.