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Massive war games light up Iran's skies

Leaders of Iran’s armed forces said they were testing air defense preparedness in a large-scale exercise involving half of the country’s airspace.
A handout picture provided by the Iranian Army's official website on September 11, 2020, shows an Iranian Ghader missile being fired during the second day of a military exercise in the Gulf, near the strategic strait of Hormuz in southern Iran. - The Iranian navy began on September 10 a three-day exercise in the Sea of Oman near the strategic Strait of Hormuz, deploying an array of warships, drones and missiles. One of the exercise's objectives is to devise "tactical offensive and defensive strategies for s

Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) and regular army conducted a joint air defense exercise to test a wide array of military equipment, including missile and radar systems, electronic warfare, reconnaissance and communications tools and monitoring networks.

According to military spokesman Abbas Farajpour, the drills were conducted in a vast area including half of Iran's airspace with the purpose of testing preparedness and boosting the operational experience to protect one of the country’s “sensitive” centers, which he did not specify. “Maintaining security is a job with no leave, and invites constant readiness among armed forces against any threat,” he added.

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