Iranian armed forces staged joint air defense drill
The Iranian armed forces on Thursday staged the joint air defense exercise, 'Modafean-e Aseman-e Velayat 98' codenamed 'Guardians of Velayat's Sky-98' in the central Iranian province of Semnan.
The drill includes various types of homegrown missile systems and radars countering aerial threats in low, medium and high altitudes.
Commander of the Iranian Army’s Air Defense, Brigadier General Alireza Sabahi Fard said the drill zone has been configured to simulate the situation at the Persian Gulf and the Strait of Hormuz.
He noted that the ongoing air defense drill in northern parts of Iran includes tactics to exercise the “toughest and most actual combat conditions.”205