Commander: Iranian Armed Forces Exercise Air Defense Tactics

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Different units of the Iranian Armed Forces held 3-day exercises to boost air defense capabilities, an Iranian air defense commander announced on Tuesday.

Commander: Iranian Armed Forces Exercise Air Defense Tactics

Speaking to reporters on the sidelines of a ceremony to unveil home-made simulators of Skyguard and Hawk air defense systems, Commander of Khatam al-Anbiya Air Defense Base Brigadier General Farzad Esmaili said the exercises, code-named Mesbah al-Hoda III (Light of Guidance), were held all over the country.

“Throughout the air defense drills we witnessed high level of coordination in the (country’s) integrated air defense network,” he said, adding that units from Iranian Army and Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) and provincial forces were presence in the drills.

Also in October, Khatam al-Anbia Air Defense Base, together with different units from the Iranian armed forces, conducted massive aerial drills code-named Defenders of Velayat Skies 5.

Those 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 had taken part.

Following the wargames, Lieutenant Commander of Khatam al-Anbia Air Defense Base General Ali Reza Sabahi-Fard stated that all the targets, determined before the exercises, had been fully attained during the massive drills.

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