Iran Navy’s deputy commander for operations, Admiral Siavash Jareh, said Monday that the drill would begin on Tuesday and would be held in waters off the coast of Jask and the Strait of Hormuz.
He said that the latest and most advanced minesweeping system of the country would be unveiled and launched during the drill.
“This drill is being held with the aim of countering the enemy Iranophobia campaign,” Jareh said.
The drill will also be held to display the power of the Armed Forces of the country, in particular the naval forces, he added.
Iranian Navy Commander Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari said Thursday that Iran’s naval forces are working to launch a minesweeping system and noted that the deployment of the system would enable the country to immediately sweep any mines laid in port entrances.
Over the past few years, Iran has held several military drills to enhance the defense capabilities of its armed forces and to test modern military tactics and equipment.
The Islamic Republic has repeatedly assured other nations, especially neighbors, that its military might poses no threat to other countries, insisting that its defense doctrine is based on deterrence.