Iran’s IRGC launches air defense drill
Baku, Azerbaijan, Feb. 4
By Fatih Karimov – Trend:
Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) Aerospace Force has launched massive military drill in the country’s northern province of Semnan.
The main stage of the air defense drill codenamed “Modafean-e Harim-e Velayat” started on Feb. 4 morning in an area of 35,000 square kilometers after five days of preparations, Mehr news agency reported.
The IRGC will test home-made missile and radar systems during the drill. Electronic warfare will also be included in the ongoing military exercises.
Iran regularly conducts various drills to enhance the defense capabilities of its armed forces and to test modern military tactics and
The Islamic Republic’s military program has always been a point of concern for the world powers as they often show strong reaction against the country's missile tests, in particular.
But Tehran has repeatedly announced that its military might poses no threat to other countries, reiterating that its defense doctrine is based on deterrence.