Iranian army air defense units test rapid reaction capabilities during tactical wargames 1007121

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Defense News - Iran

 
 
Tuesday, July 10, 2012, 08:10 AM
 
Iranian army air defense units test rapid reaction capabilities during tactical wargames.
TEHRAN (FNA) - The power, capability, weapons and military systems of the Rapid Reaction units of Iran's Air Defense Force were tested in the second stage of the air defense exercises underway in the Northwestern parts of the country on Monday, July 9, 2012.
     
The power, capability, weapons and military systems of the Rapid Reaction units of Iran's Air Defense Force were tested in the second stage of the air defense exercises underway in the Northwestern parts of the country on Monday, July 9, 2012.
Iranian upgraded S-200 air defence missile system during firing test. (Archive image)
     

In the second phase of the tactical wargames, the rapid reaction units of the Iranian Armed Forces spread throughout the wargame region and deployed in specified positions.

The second stage of the exercises was aimed at strengthening radar networks, artillery systems and ground-to-air missile systems produced or optimized by Iran's young military experts.

Spokesman of the drills General Shahroukh Shahram said that expansion of missile deception systems, artillery weapons and practicing psychological operations were among the other capabilities which were tested in the wargames.

He noted that the military units have so far been able to successfully accomplish their missions.

On Sunday, Iranian forces exercised confronting enemies' psychological war and media propaganda campaign in the first stage of the Army's air defense wargames which started Sunday morning.

On Saturday, Lieutenant Commander of Khatam ol-Anbia Air Defense Base Brigadier General Alireza Sabahifard said that the three-day tactical drills are in line with the mission of the air defense unit for defending the Islamic Republic of Iran's vital national interests and national security.

He said that the drills will cover an area about 50,000 square kilometers, and will include radar, missile, wiretapping and artillery phases.

Sabahifard noted that drills will comprise exercising operational plans and assessing the air defense systems.

 

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