Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) has launched a three-day military exercise, named the Great Prophet 7, to show the nation’s “resolve and readiness,” said the commander of the Aerospace Force of the IRGC.
In the exercise, various long, medium, and short-range domestically manufactured missiles stationed in various locations across the country will target “simulations of the transregional forces’ airbases” in the northern Semnan desert, Press TV quoted Commander of Iran’s IRGC Aerospace Division Brigadier General Amir-Ali Hajizadeh as saying on Sunday.
Brigadier General Amir Ali Hajizadeh said that on the country’s latest missile achievements, the domestically designed surface-to-surface Qiam (Uprising) missile has been mass-produced and will be used during the war games.
Hajizadeh also added that a radar detector ballistic missile with the speed 3 times as many as sound’s speed and with the range of 300 km is used by IRGC to target radar radiations centers, ISNA reported.
The early warning radar in Turkey, which is part of NATO’s missile defense system, the proposed missile defense shield in the Persian Gulf, and Israel’s Iron Dome air defense system are vulnerable to the IRGC’s new ballistic missile, he noted.
The message of the maneuvers to “adventurist” nations in the region and the West is that “Iran will respond to any possible evil” in a “strong and crushing” way, he pointed out
Warning against any invasion of the country, Hajizadeh addressed Israel, saying “if the Zionist regime (of Israel) makes a (wrong) move, they will give us an excuse to wipe them off the planet.”
It should be mentioned that Israel and the United States will also conduct the largest-ever joint military exercise in which about 5,000 Israeli and U.S. troops are due to participate.