11 Dec 2023
Friday 9 December 2016
Story Code : 242165

Army Ground Forces to hold major drill in southeast Iran

Press TV- A senior Iranian military commander says the Army's Ground Forces will stage a major military maneuver in the southeastern parts of the country with the aim of boosting their combat readiness.

Brigadier General Kiomars Heidari, the new Commander of the Iranian Armys Ground Forces, told IRIB on Friday that the three-day drill will start on Sunday in an area of 200,000 square meters.
This maneuver will be staged at three tactical phases with the use ofstate-of-the-art equipment, Heidari said.
He added that such modern equipment had been deployed in previous drills but the Iranian Ground Forces have upgradedtheir quality and will studytheir new precision and range during the upcoming exercise.

The commander noted that the Ground Forces plan to test different techniques and tactics developedby young Iranian officers.

In recent years, Iran has made major breakthroughs in its defense sector and attained self-sufficiency in producing important military equipment and systems.

The Armys Ground Forces are responsible formaintainingthe countrys territorial integrity, Heidari said.

He emphasized that given the features of the wars in the future, the Armys Ground Forces must have the capability to counter any potential act of aggression by enemies in the shortest possible time.

Iran has conducted major military drills over recent years to enhance the defense capabilities of its Armed Forces and to test modern military tactics and state-of-the-art army equipment.

The Islamic Republic maintains that its military might poses no threat to other countries, stating that its defense doctrine is merely based on deterrence.

Back in May, the Iranian Armys Ground Forces successfully test-fired domestically-manufactured short-range N-6 and N-10 Naze'at and Fajr 5 rockets during a major maneuver.

The two-day exercise, code-named Beit-ul-Muqaddas 28, was held in a desert area in the central province of Isfahan. Long-range artillery of the Iranian Armys Ground Forces also hit predetermined targets during the drill.

The Iranian Armys Ground Forces successfully held Beit ul-Muqaddas 27 drills in Isfahan Province in May 2015.

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