News ID: 118644
Published: 0329 GMT May 23, 2015

Army launches second stage of military drills in Isfahan

Army launches second stage of military drills in Isfahan

Iran's Army successfully fired a number of rockets and flew unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) during the second stage of large-scale military exercises meant to enhance preparedness against proxy wars.

The war game, codenamed Beit-ul-Moqaddas 27, began on May 21, Tasnim News Agency reported.

According to Ground Force Commander Brigadier General Ahmad Reza Pourdastan, the first stage of the drills was held in the western province of Kermanshah, where the rapid reaction units conducted an operation against the mock enemy.

The second stage, performed in the region of Aran and Bidgol in the central province of Isfahan, saw the domestically built Fajr-5 and Naze’at rockets being launched successfully.

Indigenous military drones were also employed on Saturday.

The final stage of the exercises will be held in Nasrabad region, Isfahan province, with the participation of infantry, armored and artillery units, Pourdastan said.

During the final phase, the commander noted, the Ground Force's airborne division and the Air Force fighter jets will detect and annihilate the mock enemy's positions.

Pourdastan announced earlier that the drills aim to evaluate the new equipment and practice and assess advanced tactics suitable for fighting proxy wars or a coalition of forces.

"Fast mobility, rapid deployment of forces in the shortest possible time and the use of heavy fire are among the unique features of the drills." 

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