Iran's Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) has launched massive war games in the Strait of Hormuz in the Persian Gulf to the south of the country.
The maneuvers, code-named the Great Prophet 9, kicked off Wednesday morning.
The drills started with maritime mine operations by speedboats as well as the firing of four coast-to-sea missiles in the strategic Persian Gulf region and the Strait of Hormuz.
IRGC’s Navy Commander Rear Admiral Ali Fadavi said that 20 new missiles, including underwater ones with a speed of 100 meters per second, will be tested during the military exercises.
The drills also feature other military equipment, including speedboats equipped with naval radars, electronic communications systems, cruise missiles with a range of 25 kilometers, anti-ship medium-range missiles, medium- and large-caliber torpedoes, sea mines, heavy machine guns, rocket-launchers and shoulder-fired surface-to-air missiles.
Iran will also fire coast-to-sea and ground-to-ground ballistic missiles during the drill.
The maneuvers, which involve state-of-the-art military equipment, are aimed at demonstrating IRGC’s prowess in defending the country’s interests in the Persian Gulf and Strait of Hormuz.
Iran has conducted several war games to enhance the defense capabilities of its armed forces and to test modern military tactics and equipment.
The Islamic Republic has repeatedly said that its military might poses no threat to other countries, reiterating that its defense doctrine is based on deterrence.
The First stage started by mine dropping at the coast of Lark Island.
second stage started by flight of drones and counter attack of hundred of IRGC
Fast attack boats at the 9:30 o'clock and lasted for 15 minutes. using manpads to destroy the enemy drones was part of this stage.
at 9:50 The third stage started by firing 20 missiles toward mock aircraft carrier.
firing 4 antiship ballistic missiles from Jask Island at 270km away was part of this stage.
at the forth stage, IRGC fast attack crafts started a mass attack and fired about 400 rockets and missiles at the aircraft carriers.
even a Hornet from Jolly Rogers squadron is visible
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