0355 GMT May 21, 2022
The submarines fired various torpedoes to practice hitting hostile watercraft, according to Tasnim News Agency.
During the military maneuver, codenamed Zolfaqar-1400, the Iranian ‘Tareq’ and ‘Qadir’ submarines launched a domestically-manufactured torpedo called ‘Valfajr’ to hit the targets.
In another operation, the offshore naval units jammed the radars of the hypothetical enemy stationed on the coast by flying ‘Omid’, an anti-radiation homegrown drone used for electronic warfare.
Deputy Commander of Iran's Army Air Defense Brigadier General Alireza Elhami also said that the UAVs operation in the Zolfaqar-1400 joint military drills was successfully completed, Iran Press reported.
Elhami told reporters that the 'Khordad 15' air defense system had successfully hit its intended target in the strictest possible conditions for the system.
The drill is underway using a part of the combat capability of the land, naval, air, and defense forces in a large area from the east of the Strait of Hormuz to Pasabandar on the Iran-Pakistan border and at sea up to 10 degrees north and part of the Red Sea.
The Iranian Army started massive military exercises in an area stretching from the eastern sector of the strategic Strait of Hormuz to the northern tip of the Indian Ocean and parts of the Red Sea on Sunday.
Troops serving in the country’s Navy, Air Force, Air Defense, infantry, armored units, and mechanized regiments have taken part in the main stage of the exercise.
In comments at a press conference on Saturday, Deputy Chief of the Iranian Army for Coordination Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari said the drill is aimed at raising the combat and defense capabilities in protecting the country’s territorial integrity.
He also noted that the Iranian troops will be demonstrating the Islamic Republic’s power in remote waters during the drill, warning the enemies that any act of aggression against Iran will draw a crushing response.
Iran’s Navy has managed to foil several attacks on both Iranian and foreign tankers during its missions in international waters.
In line with international efforts against piracy, the Iranian Navy has been conducting patrols in the Gulf of Aden since November 2008, safeguarding merchant containers and oil tankers owned or leased by Iran or other countries.