Challenges in the Persian Gulf: Iran’s Anti-Ship Missile Capability

October 20, 2020

Weapon Program: 

  • Missile


Debalina Ghoshal


FrontLine Defence

In naval warfare, one of the best tools for area denial is the anti-ship missile system. They strengthen a state’s combat and deterrent capability in a hostile maritime environment. 

Anti-ship missiles form a credible component of any nation’s defence capabilities. Anti-access area denial (A2/AD) provides an ability to prevent adversaries from gaining dominance in the region. Volatile tensions between adversarial countries – such as the terse warning and naval harassment from Iran to the U.S. in April 2020 – highlight just one reason these developments are crucial to study.


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