Iran's Army ends 3-day air-defense maneuvers
The third and concluding day of the Iranian Armys air defense drill has ended successfully, with the downing of several pilotless stealth aircraft belonging to a mock enemy by anti-air artillery units, July 10, 2012.The third and concluding day of Iranian Armys anti-air defense drills has ended successfully with the downing of several pilotless stealth aircraft belonging to a mock enemy by anti-air artillery units.
The third and concluding day of the Iranian Armys air defense drill has ended successfully, with the downing of several pilotless stealth aircraft belonging to a mock enemy by anti-air artillery units, July 10, 2012.
Wed Jul 11, 2012 9:48AM GMT
The third and final day of the Iranian Armys air defense drills has drawn to a close, with the successful downing of the mock enemys unmanned stealth aircraft by the armys artillery units.
Deputy Commander of the Iranian Armys Khatam al-Anbiya Air Defense Base Brigadier General Shahrokh Shahram announced Tuesday that the artillery units of Irans air defense in the northwestern region of the country engaged the mock enemys stealth, pilotless aircraft, successfully firing down all the hostiles after detecting them electronically.
Brig. Gen. Shahram reiterated that the bases radar systems and physical observation networks were able to immediately detect the mock enemys aerial intrusion, and authorized the ground forces artillery units to engage and destroy the targets.
The military exercise, which began Sunday, came in response to the enemys psychological warfare and is meant to neutralize the regional medias propaganda campaign against Iran, the army has said.
In recent years, Iran has made great achievements in the defense sector and gained self-sufficiency in essential military hardware and defense systems.
Last week, the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) test-fired domestically-produced missiles during a three-day military drill codenamed the Great Prophet 7.
The tested missiles included Shahab (Meteor) 1, 2, 3, Khalij Fars (Persian Gulf), Tondar (Lightning), Fateh (Victor) and Zelzal (Quake) as well as Qiam (Uprising).
Iran has repeatedly stated that its military might poses no threat to other countries, reiterating that its defense doctrine is based on deterrence.
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