Baku, Azerbaijan, May 12
By Umid Niayesh - Trend:
Iranian army's ground force will hold a military drill in current month to test its missile power capacities, Commander of the Army's Ground Force Brigadier General Ahmad Reza Pourdastan said.
The military exercise dubbed "Beit ol-Moqaddas 27" will take place in Iran's central province of Esfahan on May 23-24, Pourdastan said, the country's official IRNA news agency reported May 12.
"Rocket and missile capabilities of the army's ground force are improved, the commander said, adding the capabilities will be evaluated in the two-day exercise.
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 U.S. and its Western allies.
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