Iran Navy holds massive maritime parade, ends major drills
Iran Press TV
Sun Jan 31, 2016 8:59AM
Iran's naval forces have staged a maritime parade in the Sea of Oman, marking the end of large-scale naval drills in the country's southern waters where they successfully hit and destroyed mock enemy targets.
Different units of Iran's Navy staged the naval parade on Sunday ending military maneuvers, code-named Velayat 94, over a large swath of territorial waters and high seas in the Persian Gulf, the Strait of Hormuz, and the Indian Ocean.
Various kinds of destroyers and warships including Alborz, Sabalan and Bushehr in addition to Nasr-class and Nour-class frigates as well as Younes and Ghadir-class submarines took part in the parade.
Iranian Navy's speedboats such as Azarakhsh, and Shahab as well as BH7 hovercraft also took part in the naval parade in addition to Navy helicopters.
Iranian Air Force's F-4, Falcon and F-27 squadrons flew over the Navy's vessels, submarines and speedboats in the Sea of Oman and displayed their high power.
High-ranking Iranian military officials and foreign military advisors watched the naval parade aboard Iran's domestically-manufactured Jamaran destroyer, which was the flagship in the military exercises.
Iranian Navy's submarines and destroyers on Saturday successfully test-fired different types of torpedoes and advanced missiles.
Various types of Ghadir-class and Tareq-class submarines detected and tracked the mock enemy's mobile targets and destroyed them by firing advanced and overhauled torpedoes.
On Friday, Iranian naval forces successfully test-fired Nour (Light) surface-to-surface cruise missile, which has a range of 150 kilometers (93 miles).
Nour is among high precision and high-speed Iranian cruise missiles with high detection power capable of delivering powerful warhead. It could be launched both from sea and surface.
Iran's Navy started its annual military exercises on January 27 to demonstrate the Islamic Republic's power in establishing security in the region.
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