Baku, Azerbaijan, Feb. 15
By Fatih Karimov- Trend:
The Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) will hold a missile military drill in the near future, Major General Hassan Firouzabadi, Iranian Armed Forces' chief of staff said.
Certain units form the IRGC will take part in the drill which will be held later in February or early in March, Firouzabadi said, Iran's Tasnim news agency reported Feb. 15.
He further said that improving the missile capabilities of Iran's armed forces and maintaining their combat preparedness are the main purposes of the upcoming drill.
The precision and power of the country's missile system will be tested in the war game, he added.
Tehran held a similar drill last May and tested a series of its newest domestically-made missiles.
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 US and its Western allies.