Top Commander: Offensive on Enemy Targets among IRGC Drills in Recent Exercises

Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces Major General Mohammad Hossein Baqeri said that the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) forces exercised offensive tactics on enemy targets in simulated war conditions in their recent wargames codenamed Payambar-e Azam (Great Prophet) 17.

“In the IRGC drills, the attack on one of the main targets in case the enemy dares to attack Iran, was planned,” General Baqeri said.

In relevant remarks on Friday, Iran’s top commander said that the IRGC’s Great Prophet 17 military drills were held in response to the threats of the Israeli regime.

“In this exercise, 16 missiles fired from different platforms hit a certain target accurately,” General Baqeri told reporters on the sidelines of the final stage of IRGC’s massive joint military exercises in Southern Iran in the Persian Gulf region.

“The Great Prophet Maneuver was held in response to the recent empty threats of the Zionist regime of Israel,” he reiterated.

General Baqeri also said that the military maneuver just showed a small part of the Islamic Republic’s missile capability.

Also on Friday, IRGC Commander Major General Hossein Salami said that the military drills were in response to the threats by Israel’s officials.

“If the officials of this regime do a damn thing, we will cut off their hands,” General Salami underlined.

In the meantime, the spokesman for drills Brigadier General Nilforoushan said that the IRGC forces practiced infiltrating in the enemy’s air defense shield with the offensive electronic warfare. 

“The IRGC Cyber-Electronic Organization succeeded in suppressing the hypothetical enemy air defense shield by conducting offensive electronic warfare operations against the enemy’s defense systems, in order to provide space for the invasion and entery of its own birds into the enemy’s sky,” the spokesman said on Friday about the drills.

Nilforoushan added that different types of war (soft, semi-hard and hard) were practiced by the IRGC forces in the maneuvers.

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