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Iranian Army launches large-scale electronic warfare drill

Iran Press TV

Tuesday, 25 May 2021 8:04 AM

The Iranian Army has launched a large-scale aerial drill involving electronic warfare units and featuring the country's domestically-built air defense systems and equipment.

Rapid response and electronic warfare units of the Army's Ground Force, Air Force, Navy and Air Defense are participating in the joint aerial maneuvers, codenamed Sky Shield 1400, whose headquarters will be located in Iran's central province of Isfahan.

According to Deputy Chief of Iran's Army for Coordination Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari, the drill is the most practical exercise in the field of military electronic warfare in recent years.

He said the Iranian Army is going to use its latest achievements and combat capabilities during the drill, with offensive as well as defensive electronic warfare tactics to be put into practice.

Sayyari also pointed to the high significance of electronic warfare in both operational and intelligence aspects of present-day military encounters, stressing that the Iranian Army has developed the necessary infrastructure for defense and electronic warfare.

During the drill, drones and smart micro aerial vehicles (MAVs) will also strike predetermined targets using electronic warfare cover, he said.

Sayyari said aerial interception and cyber defense operations will also be conducted in the drill.

Furthermore, accuracy and speed in detection of aircraft will be analyzed, and electronic eavesdropping and jamming systems monitored.

Iranian military experts and technicians have in recent years made great progress in indigenously developing and manufacturing a broad range of equipment, making the armed forces self-sufficient in this regard.

Officials have repeatedly underscored that the Islamic Republic will not hesitate to build up its defense capabilities, emphasizing such abilities are entirely meant for the purpose of defense and will be never subject to negotiations.

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