Iran on Thursday ended its large-scale military exercises by test-firing a 2,000-pound guided bomb, state-run television reported.
"It is a flying bomb and can be used as a guided long-range air-to-surface missile," Gen. Amir Amini, deputy commander of Iran's air force, told state TV.
Amini added that the bomb was a special weapon developed for penetrating military, economic and strategic targets located deep underground on the soil of the enemy.
He said the bomb has an "exceptional" explosive power against its targets either on the ground or in the sea.
The bomb, named Qassed or Herald, was shown in a televised picture in white, yellow, red and green colors.
A flying bomb is an unmanned aerial vehicle or small aircraft carrying a large explosive warhead. In contrast to a bomber aircraft, which is intended to release bombs and then return to its base, a flying bomb crashes into its target and is therefore itself destroyed in its attack.