Iran Starts Massive Six-Day Military Drill

Fars News Agency26.12.2014 MENA
Iran Starts Massive Six-Day Military Drill

Iran Starts Massive Six-Day Military Drill

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Different units of the Iranian Army started massive military drills in the Southern and Southeastern parts of the country on Thursday, Fars News Agency (FNA) reported.

The six-day military exercises codenamed Mohammad Rasoulallah (PBUH) will cover an area of 2.2 million square kilometers from the East of the Strait of Hormuz to the Southern parts of the Gulf of Aden.

“The Islamic Republic of Iran’s might will be displayed in joint wargames, named Mohammad Rasoulallah , by the Army’s Ground, Naval and Air Forces and with the support of Khatam al-Anbia Air Defense Base,” Navy Commander Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari announced on Tuesday.

Sayyari said the Naval Forces would use different types of military equipment and weapons in the exercises to show Iran’s power in water.

He added that various types of warships, destroyers, submarines, missiles, aircraft and helicopters would be used in the drills in a show of Iran's naval might and power.

Meanwhile, Iranian Ground Force Commander Lieutenant General Ahmad Reza Pourdastan announced on Thursday that the country's home-made high-precision missile, “Toufan (Hurricane)”, will be fired by the army forces during these drills.

“The high-precision Toufan missile with a range of 4 km can both be used as a land-based missile and be fired from helicopters during the wargames,” he said.

He added that Shaher sniper rifle, the Moharram six-barrel cannon and mine-shedding systems are among the other weapons and equipment to be used in the wargames.

Pourdastan elaborated on the drones used by the Iranian Ground Forces in the drills, and said a new type of these drones can be used for suicide attacks against air or ground targets.

Source: FARS

Photo: Iranian Toufan 2 (Storm 2) Attack/Gunship Helicopter



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