Air Force Staging Major War Game

Air Force Staging Major War GameAir Force Staging Major War Game

Iran’s Air Force started a three-day, large-scale military drills in the central province of Isfahan, demonstrating the aviation branch of the Armed Forces’ capabilities in defending the country’s airspace.

Codenamed Devotees of the Velayat Sanctuary 6, the exercises were launched in the province’s Anarak District on Monday, Press TV reported.

“The drills showcase only a fraction of the Air Force’s capacity in preserving and defending Iran’s skies,” said Lieutenant General Massoud Rouzkhosh, spokesman for the maneuvers.

The event, he said, enlists bomber, interceptor, reconnaissance and transport aircraft as well as unmanned aerial vehicles. The attack aircraft include domestically-built Saeqeh as well as F-4, F-5, F-14, Sukhoi Su-24 and MiG-29 planes.

The exercises also deploy a wide range of projectiles, including smart bombs and laser-guided missiles.

The participating servicemen will undertake precision strikes, controlling and directing bombers’ airpower and using aerial imagery to secure intelligence command in the area of operation.

The Air Force holds annual drills to boost its readiness against any potential acts of aggression.


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