Iranian forces exercised confronting enemies' psychological war and media propaganda campaign in the first stage of the Army's air defense wargames which started in Iran's Northwestern regions Sunday morning, Fars News reported.
Spokesman of the drills Shahroukh Shahram said that today's tactical wargames were aimed at responding to the enemies' psychological war in a move to thwart the negative impacts of the recent propaganda campaign launched by the regional media.
He added that a subsidiary air defense base was established in the wargames region this morning and the exercises entered the operational phase after supplying and transferring equipments and human resources.
During the exercise, Iranian air defense units assessed their psychological war plans for informing the residents of the region about the activities of friendly and hostile forces.
Yesterday, Lieutenant Commander of Khatam ol-Anbia Air Defense Base Brigadier General Alireza Sabahifard said that the three-day tactical drills are in line with the mission of the air defense unit for defending the Islamic Republic of Iran's vital national interests and national security.
He said that the drills will cover an area about 50,000 square kilometers, and will include radar, missile, wiretapping and artillery phases.
Sabahifard noted that drills will comprise exercising operational plans and assessing the air defense systems.