Iranian officials say the Iranian-made air-defense system known as Raad, or Thunder, has the capability to fire missiles with a range of 50 kilometers, hitting targets at 22,000 meters. Admiral Amir Rastgari, a navy spokesman, said underwater and surface-to-surface rockets were also successfully tested. The five-day drill, held annually in Iran, will end tomorrow (2nd). Iranian officials have threatened to block the Strait of Hormuz, a crucial waterway for global oil exports, in case of an attack on Iran.]]>

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