Iran launches massive military drills

Iran launches massive military drills

Iran's army has launched two-day military exercises involving the ground, naval, and aerial forces under its command.

The military drills, codenamed Mohammad Rasoulallah, started early on Monday on an order by the Army's deputy commander for coordination, Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari.

The exercises cover an expanse of three million square kilometers in area in Iran’s south and southeast, the Makran Coast, and other areas in the Gulf of Oman. The ground, marine, and air forces of Iran’s Khatam al-Anbiya Air Defense Base will be drilling their defensive combat skills, practicing interoperability, and conducting self-evaluations.

Later on Monday, Rear Admiral Seyyed Mahmoud Mousavi, the spokesperson for the drills, said the Army’s Ground Forces fired a Fajr 5 rocket and a Naze’at missile as part of defense exercises, PressTV reported.

Admiral Mousavi explained that the first day saw operations by naval surface and subsurface vessels as well as aerial craft to monitor, track, and destroy mock enemy units to prevent them from approaching Iranian waters.