ICBPS- Iran Army and IRGC destroy aggressive targets by Indigenous Air Defense Shields during Joint Drills.
The Islamic Republic of Iran Army and the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) forces have exercised destruction of hypothetical enemy targets in high, and mid altitudes by alleged home-made Third of Khordad and Khordad 15 air defense systems during the joint aerial wargames on Wednesday, reported the IRGC-run Fars News.
The Forces have started joint aerial wargames codenamed ‘Modafe’ an-e Aseman-e Velayat 99′ (Guardians of Velayat’s Sky-99).
“In the first phase of the drills, the expansion and deployment of defense systems including missile, radar, and defense systems with emphasis on the mobility and rapid response of operational forces, as well as the principles of passive defense to deceive the enemy was carried out. In the next stage, a secure and multi-layered connection has been established between the defense systems and the country’s integrated air defense network to make respond to relevant threats,” Fars News quoted the Spokesman of the Wargames General Abbas Farajpour.
“In the joint drills, Iran Army and IRGC officers will exercise side by side fighting actual threats in the Joint Operations Command (SOC) headquarters under the operational guidance and control of the country’s Air Defense Base and the direct supervision of assessors and observers of Khatam al-Anbia Air Defense Base,” added the General.
“The joint wargames started on Wednesday in a region as large as half of Iran’s area under the operational command and control of Khatam al-Anbia Air Defense Base in a warlike situation.”
General Farajpour said that deployment of Fakour and Ashura tactical command and control systems, indigenous radar systems, including Moraqeb, Fatah-2 and Bashir, tactical information and reconnaissance systems, electro-optical systems, electronic warfare systems and optical surveillance network of the Army Air Defense Force is among other measures in the wargames.
“Different types of home-made missile systems, radar, reconnaissance, electronic warfare and communication systems as well as optical surveillance network of the Army and the IRGC will exercise confrontation against air threats at low, medium and high altitude and long-range targets in fully operational conditions in an actual combat scenario under the operational command and control of the country’s air defense base and direct supervision of experts and evaluators of Khatam al-Anbia Headquarters,” he added.
“In the exercise, the Army Air Force will be the stretched arm of the country’s Air Defense in the sky by flying all kinds of interceptor and bomber fighter jets as well as drones and will play two separate offensive and defensive roles,” expressed lieutenant commander of Khatam al-Anbia Air Defense Base Brig. Gen. Qader Rahimzadeh.
“For the first time, the forces use a new generation of completely indigenous equipment and weapons in the drills, and test fresh air defense tactics developed as a result of continuous monitoring of the enemies in action in a warlike situation,” he added.
At the stage of dummy drills, hypothetical enemy drones tried to disrupt the Air Defense’s radars’ function by jamming to test their sustainability and capability to continue operations in electronic warfare conditions.
Further, The army forces successfully carried out electronic jamming operations on the aggressive drones to prevent their flying over the drills zone.
In recent years, Iran has conducted major military drills to enhance the defense capabilities of its Armed Forces and test modern military tactics and state-of-the-art equipment, said the IRGC-affiliated agency.
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