Iranian Army Tests New Gears in First Day of War Game
- January, 23, 2018 - 10:41
- Defense news
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Commander of the Iranian Army Ground Force Brigadier General Kiomars Heidari said during the first day of massive military drills in the southeastern parts of the country, the army forces test-fired two new achievements.
In remarks on Monday night, Brigadier General Heidari said the Army forces successfully test-fired a rocket named “Labbayk-1” and a mobile artillery battery in the first day of the large-scale war game, codenamed Muhammad Rasulullah-5 (Muhammad, the Messenger of God).
He added that all units of the Army Ground Force have completely reached the pre-planned objectives in the exercises.
The commander also emphasized that all military equipment used in the war game have been completely designed and manufactured by local experts at Iran’s Defense Ministry.
Forces from the Army Ground Force, Air Force, Navy, and the Air Defense have taken part in the joint military drills.
During the first day of the war game, combat choppers of the Army Ground Force Airborne Division opened heavy fire on the hypothetical enemy’s naval vessels approaching the coast.
Commanders say the exercise is aimed at promoting the capabilities of the Army forces and conveying the message of peace and friendship to the regional countries.
The Iranian armed forces hold routine military drills throughout the year.