Army Test-Fires Rockets in Drill

Army Test-Fires Rockets in Drill Army Test-Fires Rockets in Drill

The Iranian Army successfully test-fired several rockets during a major military exercise in the central parts of the country. The two-day exercise codenamed Beit-ul-Moqaddas 28 opened in a desert area in the central province of Isfahan on Sunday and saw the successful launch of a number of domestically-manufactured short-range N-6 and N-10 Naze'at and Fajr 5 rockets.

Army's long-range artillery also hit predetermined targets during the drill, Press TV reported. Speaking before the opening of the drill, Army Commander Lieutenant General Ahmad Reza Pourdastan said the maneuver is aimed at improving the capabilities of the forces and exercising defensive and missile tactics in asymmetric warfare.

He added that the armed forces are ready to counter both extra-regional threats and proxy wars led by terrorist groups.

The commander emphasized that the armed forces would display their might in the face of any possible threat or invasion by enemies. He said the maneuver conveys the message of peace and friendship to regional countries.

The army successfully held Beit-ul-Moqaddas 27 war game in Isfahan Province in May 2015.

In recent years, Iran has made significant progress in its defense sector and attained self-sufficiency in producing military equipment and systems. Iran has also conducted major military drills to enhance the defense capabilities of its armed forces and test modern military tactics and state-of-the-art equipment. The Islamic Republic maintains that its military capacity poses no threat to other countries, stating that its defense doctrine is merely based on deterrence.