Iran unveils details of “Velayat 94” naval drills (PHOTO) (VIDEO)
Baku, Azerbaijan, Jan. 29
By Khalid Kazimov - Trend:
Iran released photos and videos of Iran's naval forces participating in the country's "Velayat-94" naval drills near the strategic Strait of Hormuz.
The country's semi-official Fars News Agency published photos and videos of Iran launching the "Nour" cruise missiles, as well as footage of US navy boats recorded by Iranian drones.
According to Fars, Iran launched three cruise missiles, two of them from Alborz and Neizeh frigates and another one from the shore of the Persian Gulf.
Previously, Iranian side presented a 150-km radar, during the drills.
Iran's naval forces have staged a "massive" drill, dubbed "Velayat 94", near the strategic Strait of Hormuz on Jan.27.
In recent years, Iran's navy has been increasing its presence in international waters to protect maritime routes and provide security for merchant vessels and tankers.
In line with international efforts to combat piracy, the Iranian navy has also been conducting anti-piracy patrols in the Gulf of Aden since November 2008 to safeguard the vessels involved in maritime trade, especially the ships and oil tankers owned or leased by Iran.