IRGC plans air defense drill

Tasnim – The Islamic Revolution Guards Corps Aerospace Force is going to hold a large-scale air defense exercise in the near future, commander of the force said.

Addressing a cultural event on Thursday, Brigadier General Amir Ali Hajizadeh unveiled plans for a massive war game to practice air defense tactics.

A whole range of air defense equipment will be utilized in the drill, including radars, command and control systems, and ground-to-air missiles, the commander added.

General Hajizadeh also noted that all the military gear to be used in the drill has been designed and manufactured by the local experts.

In December 2016, the Aerospace Division of IRGC worked in cooperation with the Army’s Air Defense in a large-scale exercise, codenamed Defenders of Velayat Skies 7.

Involving more than 17,000 military forces, the war game covered an area of 496,000 square kilometers in Iran’s southern areas, mainly the provinces of Hormozgan, Bushehr and Khuzestan.