Iran holds missile drill
Baku, Azerbaijan, May 23
By Umid Niayesh - Trend:
Iranian army's ground force held a military drill to test a series of its home-made missiles.
The missile drill took place near Kashan city in Iran's central province of Isfahan.
The drill comes alongside with a massive military exercise dubbed "Beit ol-Moqaddas 27" which will continue till May 27.
The Iranian Army ground force has launched the first leg of the major drill in the western province of Kermanshah on May 21 and will continue in two other regions across the country as well.
The army has test-fired a number of its home-made rockets in the missile drill including two N10 and N6 Nazeat missiles as well as Fajr missile, the commander of the Army's Ground Force Brigadier General Ahmad Reza Pourdastan said, Iran's official IRNA news agency reported May 23.
It is not the first time that army tests the mentioned rockets. In a similar drill last year, the Islamic Republic's ground force tested the three missiles reportedly successfully.
Pourdastan said that the capabilities of the army's ground force missiles are improved and the missiles will be tested in other stages of Beit ol-Moqaddas 27 exercise as well.
He further noted that drone units of the army's ground force also participated in the missile drill.
Iranian media outlets report that Iran has made great achievements in its defense sector and attained self-sufficiency in producing essential military equipment and systems in recent years.
Tehran established an arms development program during the Iran-Iraq war in the 1980s to counter the weapons embargo imposed on it by the U.S. and its Western allies.
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