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Iranian Army Preparing for 6 Wargames

23 August 2015 12:09


Commander of the Iranian Army Ground Force General Ahmad Reza Pourdastan said his forces will stage six sets of drills in the current Iranian year (ends March 19, 2016).

“The Ground Force programs for the year 1394 (March 2015-March 2016) comprise of six wargames, including a missile drill,” he said.

The Iranian commander underlined Iran’s full preparedness to confront enemy’s possible threats, but stressed that the Armed Forces need to maintain their preparedness through exercises.

Iran’s Army and IRGC hold regular wargames to practice combat tactics and also test new home-made military tools, equipment and weapons in action.

Iranian officials and commanders have repeatedly underlined that all military exercises and trainings of the Iranian Armed Forces are merely meant to serve deterrent purposes.

On Friday, Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Aerospace Force Brigadier General Amir Ali Hajizadeh announced Iran’s plans to hold massive ballistic missiles drills in the near future.

“The IRGC Aerospace Force will hold a large-scale ballistic missiles war-games soon,” Brigadier General Hajizadeh said, addressing a ceremony in the city of Qaemshahr, Northern Iran.

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