'Velayat 89' war games end in Iran's territorial waters
IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency
Jask, Hormuzgan Prov, May 12, IRNA – The grand war games launched in Iran’s territorial waters ended Wednesday with a strong show of power by the Iranian navy units.
In the last day of the war games, which were going on in the Persian Gulf, Sea of Oman and the northern Indian Ocean for the past 8 days, Iranian warships and hovercraft as well as heavy and light submarines displayed the combat power of the Iranian Army.
The Iranian Air Force warplanes and helicopters, too, accompanied the warships in their parade.
The war games which were undertaken in an area of about 140 thousand square kilometers were staged in nine distinctive phases with the objective of displaying Iran’s defensive and deterrent naval power in the country’s southern waters.
Parts of the drills featured special operations of marine forces as well as surveillance flights of Army’s remote-controlled aircraft.
The Army’s Navy, too, launched electronic and anti-electronic warfare using distracters and alarm signalers in this phase.
The forces also managed to disrupt the hypothetical enemy’s connection lines and keep the lines open for themselves.
The naval exercise kicked off last Wednesday just after the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) completed major war games in the Persiasn Gulf, Sea of Oman and also in the key oil route of the Strait of Hormuz.
During the operations, the Iranian navy forces test-fired surface-to-surface and undersurface missiles to target the hypothetical enemies.
The 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.
Also, the Iranian forces practiced how to counter undersurface missiles by firing new Iranian-made weapons.
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