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Iranian Army boosts night combat capability

14 August 2010 22:44

A senior Iranian commander announced that the country’s Army units have improved their night combat capabilities in a series of military drills and are now at a high level of preparedness for such missions.

“All Ground Force units have held night combat trainings in a bid to improve the abilities and capabilities of their soldiers in this field,” Commander of the Iranian Army Ground Force Brigadier General Ahmad Reza Pourdastan told FNA on Saturday.

In these training courses, attention has been most paid to innovative and surprise tactics as well as tactics appropriate for Iran’s geographical features, the General added.

Pourdastan also pointed out that the Army’s airborne choppers have already been equipped with night flight systems and equipment, and stressed that Army pilots are highly skilled in night flights.

A senior Iranian commander had also announced earlier this month that the country’s Air Force had equipped all its fighter jets with new radar systems and electronic devices to improve their performance in night operations.

“New electronic and radar systems have been used by the Air Force for night flights,” General Amir Hossein Chitforoush told FNA.

“These systems had been upgraded and optimized during the last year and we are using them now,” he added.

Chitforoush further explained that night flights, combats and bombardments are carried out in absolute darkness and merely with the help of highly advanced radar systems, thus, to conduct night flights and bombardment, the country’s fighter jets should still be equipped with more upgraded equipment and systems.

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