Iranian army to stage asymmetric wargames late November

TEHRAN (FNA)- The Iranian Army will conduct massive asymmetric drills under actual battle conditions later this month, Ground Force Commander Brigadier General Ahmad Reza Pourdastan declared on Monday.

“The Ground Force’s wargames codenamed Qamar-e Bani Hashem will start at the beginning of (the Iranian month of) Azar (which begins on November 22),” Pourdastan told reporters in Tehran today.

“We will display a part of the Army’s armored and airborne power in these drills,” he added.

Noting that asymmetric battle exercises will comprise a part of these wargames, Pourdastan said, “All the units of the Army Ground Force will participate in the drills.”

In relevant remarks in September, Pourdastan have informed that the drills would be conducted in an area covering 250,000 square kilometers (in three operational zones) of land in the Southeastern parts of the country.

The Iranian Armed Forces have recently test-fired different types of newly-developed missiles and torpedoes and tested a large number of home-made weapons, tools and equipment, including submarines, military ships, artillery, choppers, aircrafts, UAVs and air defense and electronic systems, during massive military drills.

Defense analysts and military observers say that Iran’s wargames and its advancements in weapons production have proved as a deterrent factor.

In September, the Iranian Armed Forces displayed the country’s latest home-made military tools, weapons and equipments in large military parades in Tehran and across the country.

The annual September 22 parades mark the start of the Week of Sacred Defense, commemorating Iranians’ sacrifices during the 8 years of Iraqi imposed war on Iran in 1980s.

During the parades, the Iranian armed forces displayed different weapons and military tools and equipment, including different kinds of fighters, choppers, drones, ground-to-ground missiles, air-to-ground missiles, surface-to-surface missiles, tactical and armed vehicles, surface and underwater vessels, electronic and telecommunication equipment, light and mid-light weapons, different kinds of artillery and mortar-launchers, air defense systems and engineering and logistic equipment.

By Fars News Agency 

 

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