“Today, the IRGC is in possession of the biggest bomber-combat fleet in the region,” General Hajizadeh told reporters on the sidelines of massive drone drills by the IRGC in the Persian Gulf region on Thursday.
He said that a part of the drills has been dedicated to designing and planning for the concurrent flight of drones in a very limited geographical region.
“The drills are a strong slap on the face of the arrogant powers and remind them of the results of their presence in the region at high costs,” General Hajizadeh said.
During the drill on Thursday, the IRGC Aerospace Force flew tens of unmanned aerial vehicles toward a target on a small island in the Persian Gulf.
The squadron of the aerial vehicles, including 50 Iranian versions of the US RQ-170 Sentinel stealth drones, took off from bases as far as a thousand kilometers away from the operation zone to bomb the target.
The 50 domestic RQ-170 drones and a number of other combat and bomber drones attacked a spot on Bani Farur Island in Iran’s territorial waters in the Persian Gulf.
All the aircraft in the wargames successfully bombed the target at the same time.
The wargame was attended by IRGC Deputy Commander Brigadier General Hossein Salami, General Hajizadeh and Commander of the Khatam al-Anbia Headquarters Major General Gholam Ali Rashid.
General Rashid told reporters that the large-scale exercises with such a high number of home-made drones, should humiliate the enemies who want to mar the country’s integrity.