Iran to launch mass army drone drills

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Iran’s armed forces will on Wednesday launch massive scale drone drills throughout the nation involving 150 unmanned aerial automobiles to indicate off its “power”, state media reported Tuesday.

“The accuracy and power of weapons… the capabilities of guidance and control systems and the combat capabilities of drones are among the things that will be tested and evaluated in this exercise,” deputy coordinator of the armed forces Admiral Habibollah Sayyari instructed the state broadcaster.

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“This is the first time that a joint drone exercise is conducted at the level of the four forces of the Islamic republic of Iran’s army and the country’s joint air defence base,” Sayyari added.

No particulars got as to how lengthy the workouts would final.

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Iran began growing drones within the 1980s throughout its eight-year battle with Iraq.

“This is only a part of the drone power of… Iran’s army, which is carrying out operations in various reconnaissance, surveillance and combat missions,” Sayyari added.

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The drills will happen “from the warm waters of the Gulf and the Sea of Oman in the south, to the eastern, western, northern and central parts of the country,” he stated.

Iran’s military unveiled its first division of ships and submarines able to carrying armed drones in July when US President Joe Biden was touring the Middle East.

In May, state tv broadcast footage of an air base for drones underneath the Zagros mountain vary within the west of the nation.

The United States and Israel, arch-enemies of Iran, have beforehand accused Tehran of utilizing drones and missiles to assault US forces and Israel-linked ships within the Gulf.

Washington stated in July that Iran plans to ship “hundreds of drones” to Russia to help its battle on Ukraine, an accusation Tehran dismissed as “baseless”.

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