TEHRAN, Jan 28 (NNN-IRNA) – Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Ground Force, held yesterday, the final stage of a seven-day combined security war game, in the eastern province of South Khorasan, IRIB state TV reported.
Held in an area of 500 kilometres, in a public district of the border village of Shahrakht, Zirkuh County, the exercise aimed at increasing the military and defence preparedness of the IRGC Ground Force units, in the face of potential threats and Takfiri groups, and training the new generation of soldiers, according to IRIB.
During the drill, combined operations to counter possible terrorist threats were carried out by the IRGC’s drones, aviation, armoured vehicles, artillery, branch insignia, infantry, commando and electronic warfare units.
The latest military tactics, as well as, special ammunition and armaments were used in the exercise, which was conducted in environments closely simulated based on real-life threatening situations. Improving coordination among different systems and assessing their overlap, were the main objectives pursued by the commanders and forces taking part in the drill.
Among the outstanding features of the war game were the forces’ high morale and advanced capabilities during the operations, as well as, people’s enthusiastic reception of the manoeuvre.
The country’s officials have repeatedly underscored that, the Islamic Republic will not hesitate to build up its defence capabilities, emphasising, such abilities are entirely meant for the purpose of defence and will never be subject to negotiations.
On Jan 13, the IRGC Ground Force held the largest ever combined military exercise in the country’s south-east. The drill was held by the Quds Base of the IRGC Ground Force, in the south-eastern province of Sistan and Baluchestan.– NNN-IRNA