Iran test-fires anti-tank missiles in “The Great Prophet 8” drill

The ground forces of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) have successfully test-fired Tondar and Tousan anti-armor missiles during The Great Prophet 8 (Payambar-e A’zam 8) military drill.

On the third day of the military exercise on Monday, the IRGC forces fired Tondar missiles from T72S tanks toward mock-up targets. The anti-armor weapons can destroy targets four kilometers away.

This is while Tousan missile, which can hit targets at a distance of 4.5 kilometers, were fired by the BMP2 armored personnel carrier (APC).

The three-day Great Prophet 8 maneuver was launched on Saturday in the eastern areas of the country, including the cities of Kerman, Siriz and Sirjan.

Deputy Commander of the IRGC Ground Forces Brigadier General Abdullah Araqi said on Saturday that The Great Prophet 8 maneuver would involve the exercise of various techniques and tactics of passive defense in asymmetric warfare.

As part of the ongoing maneuvers, the IRGC Ground Forces attacked mock enemy positions using intelligence provided by surveillance drones. Special modern warfare units conducted drills and various types of unmanned aerial vehicles were also tested.

A 20-mm caliber shoulder-launched anti-aircraft gun, which can be used to shoot down any target as far as 1,400 meters away, was also tested on Saturday.

By Al-Manar


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