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Islamic Republic of Iran Air Force to hold military maneuver

Iran’s Air Force plans to hold a massive military maneuver in the near future with the purpose of countering possible threats against the Islamic Republic, a top Iranian commander says.

The exercise will be held before or after the holy month of Ramadan (starts on August 1), Deputy Commander of the Islamic Republic of Iran Air Force (IRIAF) Brigadier General Aziz Nasirzadeh told IRNA on Monday.

He added that the most important agenda of Iran’s Air Force is to conduct research aimed at localizing the manufacture of equipment and arms by complete reliance on domestic capabilities.

The commander noted that a boost to Iran’s air power with regard to possible threats posed against the Islamic Republic is underway.

Nasirzadeh’s remarks came after Iran successfully held the Great Prophet 6 military maneuvers in June.

During the drills, Iran unveiled underground missile silos, test fired Fateh (Conqueror)-110 missiles and launched 14 surface-to-surface missiles, including Zelzal (Temblor) and a range of Shahab missiles.

Iran says it holds various military drills to test its defensive capabilities, reiterating that the Islamic Republic poses no threat to other countries.

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