Bandar Abbas(IP): Iranian armed forces held a massive joint air defense exercise and practiced a range of tactics including electronic warfare and aerial radar jamming operations on Friday morning.

Iran PressIran news: Speaking to reporters in Iran’s southern port city of Bandar Abbas on Friday, the spokesman for the military exercise said the air defense units have successfully carried out operations to counter hostile electronic warfare and cyberattacks on the domestic radars and missile systems.

The second day of the fifth edition of the specialized drill, codenamed Defenders of Aseman Velayat (Velayat Skies)1402, has revolved around the tactics used in electronic warfare, General Abbas Farajpour said.

Units from the Iranian Army, the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Aerospace Force, and the Iranian Air Force have employed a broad range of homegrown systems in a coordinated manner to detect and combat the electronic warfare threats that may be posed by aerial vehicles at various altitudes, the spokesperson added.

He noted that Iranian intelligence-gathering satellites, unmanned planes, information processing systems, and air defense radars have been utilized in the course of the drill.

In August 2023, Commander of the Iranian Army’s Air Defense Force Brigadier General Alireza Sabahifard said the top-notch homegrown radars and missile systems have helped Iran emerge as one of the world’s strongest air defense powers.

In remarks in 2018, the Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei described the air defense base as a very crucial part of the Armed Forces that is at the frontline of confronting enemies of Iran.

The Leader also stressed the importance of accelerating the capabilities of the base and the Air Forces' staff. 219

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