Army to launch major military exercise in S Iran

9/9/2020 2:32:00 PM

Dubbed as ‘Zolfaghar 99’, the military exercise will kick off on Thursday near the southern coasts of the country, said Deputy Coordinator of Iran's Army Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari.

peaking in a presser on Wednesday, Sayyari said that the main stages of the drill will be held with units of Navy, Air Defense, Air Force, and Ground Force in an area of 2 million square kilometers near east of Hormuz Strait, Makran coasts, Sea of Oman, and north of Indian Ocean.

With the motto of “sustainable security under defensive authority”, the war game will be launched in three different stages of ‘intelligence superiority’, ‘tactics’, and ‘display of power’, added the commander of the military exercise.

Different Army’s military equipment will be used during the event, including the powerful homegrown Fateh submarine, Sayyari said

The exercise will display part of Islamic Republic of Iran Army’s readiness and authority for a real confrontation, he added. “Among the aims of the war game are boosting the readiness and military capability in naval, aerial, ground, and air defense fields in a joint exercise, and confronting transregional threats by practicing operational plans and making sure of their sufficiency in any crushing confrontation against any probable aggression.”

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