“Unites from Ground Force, Air Defense, Air Force and Navy practice real war conditions in the drill with a broad range of drone systems,” deputy commander of Army for operations, Admiral Mahmoud Mousavi said.
“Combat operations exercising in the drill include aerial interception, the launch of air-to-air missiles, the detonation of ground targets with bombs and missiles with pinpoint accuracy, and employment of suicide drones,” he added.
“The naval drones will also fly from warships in the southern waters, and suicide drones would carry out long-range sorties to practice hitting vital hostile targets deep into the enemy’s airspace with pinpoint accuracy,” Admiral Mousavi emphasized.
He also announced that an exhibition on the sidelines of the drill will display the new achievements of the army in the field of drones.
Previously, the Air defense divisions of the Army and the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) are participating in the joint aerial maneuvers, codenamed Modafean Aseman Velayat 99. The performance and capabilities of domestic air defense systems were evaluated by simulating real electronic warfare conditions and exposing them to jamming generated by drones equipped with jammer devices. Domestically-built Fakour (Thoughtful) and Ashura Tactical Command and Control Systems (ATCCSs), besides homegrown Moraqeb (Vigilant), Fath-2 (Conquest-2) and Bashir radar systems, tactical reconnaissance systems, electro-optical systems, electronic warfare systems, and the visual monitoring network of the Army were tapped as well, according to the spokesman for the maneuvers.
- source : ISNA