Iran unveils superlight personnel carriers during "Martyrs of Unity" drills

Iran Materials 9 January 2012 15:40 (UTC +04:00)

Iran unveiled two kinds of superlight personnel carriers and armored ambulance in Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) ground forces' military drill, ISNA reported.

The major phase of the drill dubbed "Martyrs of Unity" and underway in eastern borders of Iran started Monday during which commando and armored units attacked the hypothetical enemy in 5 phases.

On Saturday the IRGC Ground Forces kicked off the series of these military exercises. Earlier, Fars reported that the Ground Force units of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) exercised asymmetric tactics on the second day of their wargames in Eastern Iran on Sunday, spokesman of the drills said.

Armored units launched missiles at pre-determined objectives and air defense and shoulder launched missiles backed by artillery fire shut at targets. Also the enemy's drones were targeted in the military drill.

Locally-invented tactics are used in the exercise.

Over the past years, Iran has gained considerable progresses in defense sector and attained self-sufficiency in manufacturing key military equipment and systems. The country has repeatedly announced that its military might is merely based on defense doctrine and deterrence of any attack and poses no threat to other countries.

Edited by: S. Isayev