Commander: Iran’s army to stage war game unlike past ones

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iran’s Army ground Force is scheduled to hold a large-scale war game that will be different from its previous military drills in terms of tactics and weaponry, a ranking commander announced.

The massive war game will differ from all previous military exercises in terms of weaponry, tactics and the region where it will be held, Lieutenant Commander of the Iranian Army Ground Force for Coordination Brigadier General Ali Arasteh told Tasnim on Saturday.

Last week, Army Ground Force Commander Brigadier General Ahmad Reza Pourdastan said his forces will stage dozens of drills, including 4 major war games, in the current Iranian year (March 2016- March 2017).

According to the commander, the first of the four war games will be held on May 23, at the Nasrabad region in the central province of Isfahan.

In addition, 17 specialized drills will be held to practice tactics in the field of missiles, Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), modern wars, airborne and hostage rescue operations, Pourdastan added, noting that five more drills will be also staged in preparation for the crises and natural disasters.

By Tasnim News Agency