A pair of Navy ships have for the first time nabbed a new kind of Iranian surface-to-air missiles during recent arms seizures in the Middle East. The Forrest Sherman got five of the surface-to-air missiles last November and the Normandy seized three more earlier this month. Both operations took place in the Arabian Sea.
U.S. weapons experts have gotten their first look at a new 'uniquely Iranian-designed missile.' Navy officials declined to talk about the new missile's capabilities. The eight missiles—along with anti-tank missiles, pieces for land-attack and anti-ship cruise missiles, high-explosive warheads, drone parts, blasting caps and other items—were on their way to war-torn Yemen.
The explosive or toxic material that is delivered by a missile, rocket, or torpedo.
A guided missile used against terrestrial targets.
Cruise missiles are designed to deliver a large warhead over long distances with high precision.