Iran’s army planning 4 major drills over one year
Tehran, Iran, Apr. 11
By Mehdi Sepahvand - Trend:
The Iranian Army plans to hold four major military exercises during the current Iranian calendar year (to end March 20, 2017), said the Commander of the Army's Ground Forces Ahmad Reza Pourdastan, Mehr news agency reported Apr. 11.
He said the first of the four major drills will be held in June in the central Iranian province of Isfahan.
The commander added that 17 specialist-level war games are also on agenda for the current year, which will include missile, engineering, electronic communication, drone, rescue, and other drills.
Pourdastan said the forces he commands will also hold five medical drills during the current year.
Speaking about the Army's new achievements, he said that on Apr. 13, Iran will unveil a new moving laboratory, named NRBC.
A new rifle with a highly advanced goggle will also be unveiled the same day, he added.
Iran's military program has always been a point of concern for world powers, so much so that they often show strong reaction against the country's missile tests, in particular.
But Tehran maintains that its military power is solely defensive and in the service of regional peace.