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New missiles test-fired in military maneuver

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Jask, Hormuzgan Prov., May 9, IRNA -- On the fifth day of the `Velayat 89’ war games on Sunday in the Persian Gulf, Sea of Oman and the northern Indian Ocean Iranian navy forces test-fired surface-to-surface and undersurface missiles to target hypothetical enemies.

Speaking to IRNA, Rear Admiral Qasem Rostam-abadi said that at this stage the Iranian naval forces conducted full-scale operations based on a well-organized and strategic plan to demonstrate the country’s capabilities in dealing with any threats.

During the operations, the Iranian forces practiced how to counter undersurface missiles by firing new Iranian-made bullet, he said.

The drills also featured special operations by marines as well as surveillance flights of Army’s remote-controlled aircraft.

The Army’s Navy also launched electronic and anti-electronic warfares using distracters and alarm signalers.

Iranian made warship Jamaran is to join the operation by firing several torpedoes at the positions of hypothetical enemies, he said.

The third phase of Velaya 89 war game is to be concluded on Sunday and its forth phase will be kicked off on Monday, he said.

After the war games, Jamaran warship is to sail for northern Indian Ocean to carry out new missions, he said.

During the five-stage military exercise which is to last eight days, the Iranian Army is to display its defensive and deterrent power in the country’s southern territorial waters.

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


End News / IRNA / News Code 1105582

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