Azerbaijan, Baku, Dec.24 / Trend /
Iran's Navy has launched a massive 10-day naval exercise codenamed "Velayat 90" which covers an area stretching from the east of the Strait of Hormuz in the Persian Gulf to the Gulf of Aden, Press TV reported.
In this exercise which began on Saturday, Iran's Navy will showcase naval forces' latest equipment, innovations and creativities.
Different classes of submarines, including Tareq and Ghadir, the newest ground-to-sea missile systems and torpedoes will be employed in the maneuvers.
Iran's Navy Commander Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari rejected reports about possible one-day closure of the Strait of Hormuz during the drill at a press conference on Thursday.
Sayyari added that although the Iranian forces are capable of accomplishing such a feat, the decision to close the Strait of Hormuz must be made by the leaders of the Islamic Republic's establishment.
Over the past years, Iran has made important breakthroughs in its defense sector and attained self-sufficiency in producing important military equipment and systems.
Iran has repeatedly clarified that its military might is merely based on the nation's defense doctrine of deterrence and poses no threat to other countries.