News ID: 279506
Published: 0937 GMT January 16, 2021

IRGC's missiles destroy mock enemy warships 1,800 km away during drills

IRGC's missiles destroy mock enemy warships 1,800 km away during drills
MNA

Iran's homegrown and long-range missiles have destroyed mock enemy warships with pin-point accuracy, hundreds of kilometers away, in the northern Indian Ocean as the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) conducts massive military drills.

During the second and last stage of the drills, codenamed the Great Prophet 15, the IRGC's missiles detected and destroyed the targets as they were sailing 1,800 kilometers away in a remote area in the ocean.

The second day drills were held in the presence of Chief of Staff of Iranian Armed Forces Major General Mohammad Baqeri, IRGC Chief Commander Major General Hossein Salami, IRGC Aerospace Force Commander Brigadier General Amirali Hajizadeh and a group of high-ranking military commanders.

The first stage of war game The Great Prophet 15 was held in the area of Central Desert of Iran on Friday with the implementation of a combined missile and UAV operation of the IRGC Aerospace Force.

The first stage of the IRGC massive military drills was held in central Iran, by testing latest ballistic missiles and combat drones.

A new generation of ballistic missiles and drones launched a mixed attack and destroyed all their mock enemy targets with pinpoint accuracy.

Missiles of Zulfaqar, Zelzal, and Dezful classes were fired at the targets during the Friday drills.

Addressing the first day of the military exercise, General Salami said the missiles and drones showcased in the drills indicated the Iranian nation's strong resolve to defend their vital interests.

"The message of these drills is our power and strong determination to defend the Establishment and our values against the enemies of Islam and Iran," he added.

The IRGC military exercises started shortly after the Iranian Navy finished its naval drills in the country's strategic southern waters.

The massive naval drills were held in the Sea of Oman and the Persian Gulf in order to elevate the preparedness and military prowess of Iran’s Armed Forces.

The two-day naval drills, codenamed Eqtedar-e Daryayi (Naval Strength) 99, started during a formal ceremony in a vast area spanning the Makran coastal strip on the Sea of Oman and north of the Indian Ocean on Wednesday.

In the final stage of the Army military exercise, Iran’s naval forces spotted a foreign submarine near the drills zone in northern parts of the Indian Ocean while it was approaching the zone of the military exercise zone on Thursday.

The foreign vessel was spotted by anti-submarine helicopters but left the area immediately after learning that it has been identified, according to the public relations office of the Iranian Army statement.

 

Press TV and MNA distributed to this story.

   
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Resource: PRESSTV.COM, MNA
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