Destroyers operated by the Iranian Navy have been armed with domestically designed and manufactured 'Abu Mahdi' cruise missiles featuring technologies suitable for electronic warfare.
This was announced by Commander of the Islamic Republic of Iran Navy Rear Admiral Shahram Irani, as per local media.
The missile has been named after the former deputy head of Iraq’s Popular Mobilization Units who was assassinated along with top Iranian anti-terror commander Lieutenant General Qassem Soleimani in a U.S. drone strike ordered by former President Donald Trump near the Baghdad International Airport in early January 2020.
Abu Mahdi naval cruise missile has reportedly been developed by military experts at Aerospace Industries Organization (AIO), a subordinate of the Iranian Defense Ministry. It is said to have a range of over 1,000km, and can destroy any designated target. The missile is also capable to be launched by diverse types of sea, land and air platforms towards targets.