The Iranian Navy Forces began the main phase of massive wargames along the country’s Southeastern Makran seashores on the rims of the Persian Gulf on Wednesday, Fars News Agency (FNA) reported.
The drills codenamed “Velayat 94” kicked off along the Makran coasts and Northern waters of the Indian Ocean upon the order of Navy Commander Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari. The initial stage, that includes transfer of troops and logistics, began on January 21.
Different Navy surface and subsurface units, including destroyers, logistic warships, missile-launching warships and Qadir and Tareq class submarines are part of the exercises and have now docked along the Strait of Hormuz to the 10-degree latitude of the Northern Indian Ocean.
Velayat 94 navy defense drills include deployment of Navy units, running tactics, firing missiles and torpedoes, as well as Special Marines parade.
The Iranian Navy also held massive wargames in the Eastern waters of the Strait of Hormuz on December 22-23. The drills are aimed at evaluating the capabilities and testing the military equipment of the Iranian Navy.