Semnan (IP): The joint specialized air defense exercise of the Modafean-e Aseman-e Velayat 1400 (Defenders of Velayat Sky) has kicked off on Tuesday morning in central desert areas of Iran.

Iran PressIran news: Defenders of Velayat Sky 1400 military drills kicked off on Tuesday, October 12, 2021, deploying indigenous missile, radar, surveillance, electronic warfare, communication systems, and optical surveillance network in the central desert areas of Iran.

Announcing the start of the exercise, Brigadier General Qader Rahimzadeh, Commander of Iran's Khatam al-Anbia Air Defense Base, said: "In the first phase of the joint specialized air defense exercise, the deployment of defense systems with the approach of movement and rapid reaction of operational forces in accordance with the principles of passive defense to deceive the enemy was carried out."

Brigadier General Qader Rahimzadeh added: "At this stage of the exercise, reconnaissance flights and identification of manned and unmanned aircraft of the army and the IRGC was conducted."

He added: "Protection of the air borders of the Islamic Republic of Iran and also comprehensive defense of the country's sensitive and vital centers are among the aims of the drills." 


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