Iran starts using armed combat helicopters in military drills
Baku, Azerbaijan, Dec. 30
By Umid Niayesh - Trend:
Iran's navy has started using its armed combat helicopters in the sixth stage of a massive military drill near the strategic Strait of Hormuz, the Iranian ISNA news agency reported Dec. 30.
In particular, the AB-212 helicopter, armed with rocket launchers and machine guns, performed operations by hitting the maritime targets.
Iran started a large-scale drill dubbed 'Mohammad Rasulullah' on Dec. 25. The drill covers an area of 2.2 million square kilometers from the country's south east territory, east of the Strait of Hormuz to the southern parts of the Gulf of Aden.
The six-day military exercise includes Iran's navy, air force, land units and the Khatam al-Anbia air defense base.
Iranian media outlets claim that Iran has recently secured great accomplishments in its defense sector and attained self-sufficiency in producing essential military equipment and systems.
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