Iran to stage military drill in Nov.
The Iranian Army and Iran's Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) will stage a joint massive military drill in November to demonstrate the country's defensive capabilities, Press TV reported.
The drill will be held across the country in four phases and Iran's Armed Forced, including the army and the IRGS, will take part in the maneuver, Mehr news agency reported on Wednesday.
In the massive air, land and sea exercise, various defensive equipment including tanks, personnel carriers, ballistic missiles and vessels will be put on display, the report added.
In addition, different kinds of radar systems, modern anti-aircraft missile systems, anti-armor and electronic warfare systems, fighter bombers as well as destroyers will be showcased in the drill.
Iran is also going to display its modern artillery systems including an anti-cruise missile 23mm cannon with eight barrels and a high rate of fire.
Iran has staged numerous military drills, including Velayat 89 in 2010, to demonstrate the country's military capabilities.
It has launched a campaign for self-sufficiency in upgrading its defense industry by launching different kinds of military equipment projects, including aerial and sea-borne military vehicles such as submarines, frigates and various types of missiles.