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2nd phase of Velayat 89 wargame over

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Jask, Hormuzgan Prov., May 7, IRNA – The second phase of `Velayat 89’ wargame ended in the Persian Gulf, Sea of Oman and the northern Indian Ocean covering an area of 250,000 square kilometers.

The Friday drills featured exchange of equipment and food supplies by the frigates moving around in the general operation zone.

Based on the incoming reports, the Islamic Republic Army’s Navy successfully launched electronic and anti-electronic warfares, using distracters and alarm signallers, information collectors operating through radar systems, and the audio and non-audio instruments in the Oman Sea onshore and offshore areas.

The forces also managed to disrupt the hypothetical enemy’s connection lines and keep the lines open for themselves, observe the law to check the bypassing ships using their combat frigates and destroyers, launch patrolling and reconnaissance operations by their unmanned and far flying drones, conduct chemical, microbiological, and nuclear defense operations.

Iranian Navy started the second stage of ?Velayat 89’ war games in the country’s southern waters on Thursday.

Iranian Navy's five-stage war games, running for eight days, will display its defensive and deterrent naval power in the Islamic Republic’s southern waters.

The war games use combat, support, logistic, radar and electronic units as well as surface-to-surface, under water and air missiles using the fighter aircraft of the air force.

The newly deployed warship ?Jamaran’ is also reportedly used in the naval exercise. The sea vessel has a displacement of around 1,400 tons and is equipped with modern radars and electronic warfare, as per the media report.

The naval exercise kicked off just after the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) completed major war games in the Gulf, Sea of Oman and also in the key oil route of Strait of Hormuz.

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