The Iranian navy on Tuesday "successfully" launched long and short-range missiles during its Velayat 91 naval maneuvers in the waters off its southern coast, the official IRNA news agency reported.

The spokesman for the maneuvers, Adm. Amir Rastegari, said "the Nur ground-to-ground missile is launched by the fleet to destroy ships," adding that "this missile had previously passed all the tests successfully and this new version is the optimization of that one."

Rastegari said the Ghader missile was successfully launched and that "this missile, designed by Iranian specialists, today hit all the planned targets and destroyed them."

The Iranian navy successfully launched Monday the medium-range Rad missile and the Nasr short-range cruise missile during maneuvers.

Iran has also equipped all its surface and submarine units with electronic warfare systems.

"In these maneuvers, operations of interception and confrontation were carried out against hypothetical invading forces to detect and track the enemy with techniques that included communications systems and radar," Rastegari said.

The Velayat 91 maneuvers in the Strait of Hormuz, the Sea of Oman, in the northern Indian Ocean, the Gulf of Aden and Bab-el-Mandeb Strait began Friday and will continue until Wednesday. EFE