Tasnim – The Islamic Revolution Guards Corps has fired a series of ballistic missiles from launch pads hidden deep underground in a large-scale military exercise underway in southern Iran.
On the second day of Payambar-e Azam 14 (The Great Prophet) war game on Wednesday, the IRGC Aerospace Force successfully fired ballistic missiles hidden in camouflage deep under the ground.
In another operation over the Persian Gulf waters and the Strait of Hormuz, the IRGC Aerospace Force flew combat drones to strike a replica of a hostile aircraft carrier.
The IRGC’s Sukhoi-22 fighter jets also destroyed targets on the Farur island with winged bombs. A broad range of smart bombs were dropped to detonate the hypothetical enemy’s targets with great accuracy, as the targets have been designed on a much smaller scale than the actual size.
The IRGC forces also practiced a missile combat operation by firing Hormuz and Fateh ground-to-ground missiles and a ballistic missile. The air defense units also exercised pinpoint firing at aerial targets.
A range of homegrown drones, including Shahed-181, Mohajer, and Bavar, launched a strike on the targets, while various types of sea-to-sea and coast-to-sea missiles were fired in the war game.
The IRGC troops also exercised offensive mine-laying operations and tactics to cut off the naval connections of the hypothetical enemy.
The military exercise is underway in Iran’s southern province of Hormozgan, western parts of the Strait of Hormuz, and the Persian Gulf.
The final stage of the war game includes joint operations by missile units, vessels and drones from the IRGC Navy and missile, drone and radar units from the IRGC Aerospace Force.
Satellite images taken by Iran’s homegrown ‘Noor’ (light) satellite that was launched into space in April have been used to evaluate the situation in the war game zone.