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IRGC tests shoulder-launched weapon in war game

Iran's IRGC forces hold the second day of their drills in the south of the country on February 27, 2015.

Tasnim – The Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Ground Force successfully tested a new shoulder-launched assault weapon in massive military exercises underway in Iran’s eastern, central and northeastern regions.

Speaking to reporters in an eastern border region on Tuesday, IRGC Ground Force Commander Brigadier General Mohammad Pakpour said an aerial target was hit by “Misaq shoulder-launched assault weapon” during the ongoing war game, codenamed Payambar-e Azam-11 (The Great Prophet-11).

The latest version of Misaq was unveiled by Iran’s Defense Ministry on February 6.

The large-scale IRGC war game began on Monday. Its first stage saw the launch of modern rockets in central parts of Iran.

On Wednesday, the Special Operations Forces, armor units and the Ground Force airborne unit are scheduled to take action.

Iran’s Armed Forces hold routine military exercises throughout the year.

The Islamic Republic has repeatedly assured other nations, especially neighboring states, that its military might poses no threat to other countries, stating that its defense doctrine is based on deterrence.

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