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Iran`s Navy submarine manoeuvre starts

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Tehran, May 13, IRNA -- The first phase of submarine manoeuvre 
titled "Unity 83 " started on Wednesday by Islamic Republic of Iran 
Navy in the third marine zone of the armed forces in Chahbahar port. 
Rear Admiral Hossein Fazli, spokesman of this manoeuvre and 
operational deputy of Iran Navy said," In this phase, submarines and 
warships get ready in docks of the first and third navy zones and 
after passing the demined waterways move toward operational zone." 
Rear Admiral Fazli declared the operation zones as parts of the 
Persian Gulf, Oman Sea and northern part of Indian Ocean to the end 
of 22 degree latitude. 
He added in this operation 76 units would participate which 
include: below surface units, surface units, flying units, diving 
groups and marines. 
Spokesman of the manoeuvre said fighter and bomber planes of Iran 
Air Force would cooperate with Navy. 
Objectives of this manoeuvre are promoting the defense capability,
increasing operational forces` readiness, strategic power 
demonstration, and facilitating the navy`s new advanced terminals that
are fully planned and constructed by Iranian Navy personnel. 
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