Iranian Anti-Tank Missiles Successfully Tested in Military Drills: Commander

Iranian Anti-Tank Missiles Successfully Tested in Military Drills: Commander

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iranian Army Ground Force has successfully tested its latest anti-tank missiles in the wargames it conducted in the country's southwestern regions last month, a senior Army commander announced.

Commander of the Iranian Army Ground Force Brigadier General Ahmad Reza Pourdastan said in a military ceremony on Sunday that his forces have test-fired new anti-tank missiles, along with other new weaponry, in the “Qamar-e bani-Hashem” massive wargames held in November.

The Iranian army has conducted 6 wargames during the last 9 months, the largest one was Qamar-e bani-Hashem conducted in Iran's southwestern regions.

The commander further noted that the Ground Force plans to conduct another huge military exercise before the end of the current Iranian year (ends on March 20, 2014).

He said the planned drills would focus on electronic warfare tactics, but added that they would be subject to approval by the country's Armed Forces General Staff.

Over the past few years, Iran has held several military drills to enhance the defense capabilities of its armed forces and to test modern military tactics and equipment.

Iran has repeatedly stated that its military might poses no threat to other countries, reiterating that its defense doctrine is based on deterrence.

Tehran maintains that the maneuvers are defensive in nature and meant to convey a message of peace and friendship to regional countries.

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