Iran tests capabilities of tanks and armoured vehicles to fire home-made anti-tank missiles 2602131

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Defence News - Iran

 
 
Tuesday, February 26, 2013, 08:51 AM
 
Iran tests capabilities of tanks and armoured vehicles to fire home-made anti-tank missiles.
The Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Ground Force of Iranian Army tested its tanks and armored vehicles' capability of launching home-made anti-armor missiles in the last stage of Payambar-e Azam 8 wargames in Southern Iran on Monday, February 25, 2013.
     
The Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Ground Force of Iranian Army tested its tanks and armored vehicles' capability of launching home-made anti-armor missiles in the last stage of Payambar-e Azam 8 wargames in Southern Iran on Monday, February 25, 2013.
T-72S main battle tank of Iranian army at military parade in Tehran.
     

The IRGC's T-72S tanks and BMP-2 personnel carriers embarked on firing Tondar and Tousan missiles at designated targets after the IRGC air defense units repelled the hypothetical enemy's air support.

Tondar anti-armor missiles can hit targets in a distance of 4km and Tousan is capable of destroying targets 4.5km away.

The IRGC's three-day wargames, codenamed Payambar-e Azam 8 (The Great Prophet 8), started on Saturday and will be wrapped up later today. The massive wargames are underway in Iran's Southern and Southeastern regions of Kerman, Zarand, Shaabjareh, Siriz, Toghroljerd, Yazdanabad and Sang.

Earlier today, Lieutenant Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps Brigadier General Hossein Salami said that the IRGC Ground Force demonstrated just part of its capabilities during the current military drills in the Southeastern province of Kerman.

"What has been done in the wargames was (a demonstration of) the IRGC's capabilities in a small scale," Salami noted, adding that the drills simulated actual battlefield conditions.

     
The IRGC's T-72S tanks and BMP-2 personnel carriers embarked on firing Tondar and Tousan missiles at designated targets after the IRGC air defense units repelled the hypothetical enemy's air support.
BMP-2 armoured infantry fighting vehicle of Iranian army
 

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