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2nd Day of Drills: Iran’s Army Air Force, IRGC Successfully Drill Missile Strikes

6 November 2018 15:52

The second day of a massive air defense war game in Iran kicked off on Tuesday with the employment of two homegrown missile systems and the launch of indigenous ‘Shalamcheh’ missiles.

The Iranian Army Air Force and the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) have successfully launched missile strikes against mock enemy targets.

Tuesday marked the final day of the exercises, dubbed Defenders of Velayat Skies 2018 drills, which involve the Army’s Air Force and the Aerospace Division of the IRGC.

Units partaking in the drill employed two homegrown air defense missile systems, Tabas and Mersad, today to shoot down the hypothetical enemy’s intruding aircraft.

The joint forces conducted the strikes using medium-range surface-to-air Shalamcheh missiles and the Tabas medium-range surface-to-air missile defense system.

Both set of the strikes hit the designated targets, according to Iranian media outlets.

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