Iran to Stage Air Defense Drills Tomorrow
(FNA)- Iran's Air Defense Unit will start three days of tactical drills in the country's Northwestern regions tomorrow, a senior Iranian air defense commander announced on Saturday.
Lieutenant Commander of Khatam ol-Anbia Air Defense Base Brigadier General Alireza Sabahifard said that the drills are in line with the mission of the air defense unit for defending the Islamic Republic of Iran's vital national interests and national security.
He said that the drills will cover an area about 50,000 square kilometers, and will include radar, missile, wiretapping and artillery phases.
Sabahifard noted that drills will comprise exercising operational plans and assessing the air defense systems.
The commander said that a study of the effects of civil defense capabilities on the country's defensive power in operational zones and sustainability in battlefield, and assessment of the Iranian air defense unit's capability in electronic warfare are among the other objectives of the drill.
In February, Iranian Army and Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) reviewed their latest air defense tactics during the drills in the Southern province of Bushehr.
Iran's Air Defense Unit conducted massive air defense drills, codenamed 'Sarallah', in the country's Southern regions to test and assess the latest versions and productions of home-made radar and missile defense systems.
On the first day of the exercises, the air defense units of the Iranian Armed Forces under the command of Khatam ol-Anbia base managed to detect and identify invading aircraft and started confrontation with enemy warplanes using air defense systems and Scramble and CAP air defense planes.
During the second day of the drills, Iran's air defense force assessed the preparedness and performance of its air defense artillery and mid-range missile systems against low-altitude aerial threats.
Iran's air defense units assessed the performance and capabilities of different types of mobile and fixed radar systems on the third day of Sarallah military drills in Southern Iran.
Kasta and NEBO radars as well as the Iran-made Kashef (Discoverer) and Matla ol-Fajr radars were used to detect and identify aerial threats.