Recent Air Defense Drills Achieved All Goals: Commander
TEHRAN (Tasnim) - A high-ranking Iranian air defense commander stressed on Sunday that recent massive aerial drills, codenamed Defenders of Velayat Skies 5, have achieved all the predefined objectives.
From October 9 to 13, Khatam al-Anbia Air Defense Base, in coordination with different units from the Iranian armed forces, conducted massive aerial drilld codenamed Defenders of Velayat Skies 5.
These exercises were held in the northwestern, central, eastern, and southwestern parts of the country in which 12,000 forces of both the Army and the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) had taken part.
Speaking in a military base here in Tehran on Sunday, Lieutenant Commander of Khatam al-Anbia Air Defense Base General Ali Reza Sabahi-Fard said all the targets, determined before the exercises, have been fully attained during the massive drills.
In late August, Commander of Khatam al-Anbia Air Defense Base Brigadier General Farzad Esmaili announced that Iran's integrated air defense system enjoys enough capability to identify, detect and intercept all kinds of enemy aircraft, even the radar-evading ones.
“Our efforts have been focused on combining electronic and information detecting devices with the integrated air defense network in a bid to identify and detect stealth aircraft on time," he said at the time.