Iran fired hundreds of missiles in a military drill on Wednesday, including two ballistic missiles which blew up an Iranian-built, life-size replica of a US aircraft carrier in the Strait of Hormuz, Iranian and Arab media outlets reported.

The model of the aircraft carrier was completely destroyed by the missiles, according to the reports.

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Senior Iranian officials attended the exercise, including Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani and Revolutionary Guards commander, Gen. Ali Jafari.


An Iranian military helicopter fired two cruise missiles at the model of the US carrier in the course of the drill.

The commander of Iran's Navy had said last April that Iran had built "a life-size replica of an American aircraft carrier, 202 meters long, in order to destroy it during military maneuvers."

He added that "the Americans, and the entire world, know that the American Navy is one of our targets, and it will take us 50 seconds to destroy every US warship."


During the military exercise, titled, "The Great Prophet," the Iranian military booby-trapped the Strait of Hormuz and fired surface-to-surface Fateh-110 missiles some 300 km.

According to the reports, the Iranians also fired surface-to-sea missiles that can travel some 5 kilometers and evade radar detection.