Iran Holds Air Defense Wargame

Iran Holds Air Defense Wargame

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iranian air defense forces attended one-day exercises held in the country’s southeastern areas, a high-ranking military commander said.

Lieutenant Commander of Khatam al-Anbia Air Defense Base General Ali Reza Sabahi-Fard said an air defense base stationed on Kish Island in the Persian Gulf acted as the main commanding center of the drills.

Air defense units employing different radar, missile, artillery and electronic systems as well as the observing posts underwent operational test in the actual combat conditions during the wargame, the commander explained.

Earlier in April, Commander of Khatam al-Anbiya Air Defense Base Brigadier General Farzad Esmaili unveiled plans for a massive air defense wargame in the current Iranian year, saying the planned drill will be different from the whole previous ones.

Back in October 2013, 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.

Brigadier General Esmaili said at the time that the drills covered an area of 700 thousand square kilometers and were attended by forces from the base and different units from the Army and the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC).

These exercises were held on October 9-13 in the northwestern, central, eastern, and southwestern parts of the country in which 12,000 forces of both the Army and the IRGC had taken part.

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