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Second stage of "Velayat 89" war games starts in Hormuz Strait

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Jask, Hormuzgan Prov, May 6, IRNA -- The second stage of the Navy’s military exercise dubbed “Velayat 89” started in the country’s southern waters on Thursday.

In this stage of the war game the Iranian air force will conduct a combined operation in the public region of the maneuver.

The eight-day military exercise is currently conducted in the Persian Gulf, Sea of Oman and the northern part of the Indian Ocean covering an area of 250,000 square kilometers (around 97,000 square miles).

The five-stage war games will display the combat readiness of the armed forces in the Islamic Republic’s southern waters.

The combat, support, logistic, radar and electronic units as well as surface-to-surface, under water and air missiles will be used in the war games with the support of Air Force fighter planes.

According to reports, the newly deployed and domestically-made warship "Jamaran" is also taking part in the naval exercise.

The vessel has a displacement of around 1,400 tons and is equipped with modern radars and electornic warfare.

Late last month the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) held war games in the Persian Gulf and the key oil route of Strait of Hormuz.

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