A vehicle-mounted self-propelled rocket launcher system
Source of the photo: Presstv.ir
Iran’s Armed Forces have launched a large-scale military exercise, involving air defence units and domestically-developed military hardware. The goal of this exercise is to strength the protection of the country’s aerial borders and sensitive sites.
On October 12, 2021, the joint aerial manoeuvres, attended by air defence divisions of the Army and the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps and codenamed Modafean Aseman Velayat 1400 (Guardians of Velayat Sky 1400), kicked off in the country’s central desert areas.
Domestically-developed, air defence missile systems, radars, reconnaissance equipment, electronic warfare devices, communication systems and a visual surveillance network were put to test during this action.
Brigadier General Qader RAHIMZADEH, commander-in-chief of the Khatam al-Anbia base, said the IRGC’s 3rd Khordad missile defence system and the army’s 15th Khordad system had been deployed as part of the exercise, in addition to other Iranian electronic and cyber warfare equipment.
Brigadier General Alireza SABAHIFARD, commander of the air defence force, said the first day of the exercise had been successful.
“The equipment we used today are all indigenous and on the cutting edge of modern technology” he told to the public television.
It came a day after Iran unveiled Majid, a short-range air defence missile system it said could be linked with a locally manufactured radar system with a range of 30 km and could hit targets in a range of eight km.
“Formation of secure layers of air defence in order to protect the Islamic Republic of Iran’s airspace, besides comprehensive defence of sensitive centres of the country are among the objectives of the exercise. Air defence units and operational forces of the Army and the IRGC are skilfully and intelligently undertaking their tasks round the clock under the operational auspices and control of the country’s joint air defence base” Qader RAHIMZADEH said.
In 2020 and earlier this year, the Iranian army and the IRGC held a series of military exercises to demonstrate ground, air and naval capabilities amid tensions with the United States.
This article was edited using the data from the Aljazeera.com, Dailytimes.com.pk/, Presstv.ir, and, Dailysabah.com.