Jul 29, 2020 20:10 Asia/Tehran [Updated: Jul 29, 2020 21:03 Asia/Tehran]

Tehran (IP) - Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Aerospace Force said that the ballistic missiles were fired for the first time from underground in the operation conducted by the forces.

Iran Press/Iran News: Speaking on the sideline of the final phase of the joint drill of Payambar-e A’zam (The Great Prophet) 14 on Wednesday, Brigadier General Amir-Ali Hajizadeh said that the IRGC's drills are routinely held, but the ballistic missiles were fired for the first time from underground in the operation conducted by the IRGC Air Force.

Referring to the missiles penetrating the defense shields and demolishing the enemy's defense systems as a new and novel action in the joint exercise of the Payambar-e A’zam 14, he said: "We first deployed a system and targeted it with anti-radar missiles in this exercise, and also the IRGC Aerospace Force's drones carefully targeted the predetermined objectives, especially the US aircraft carrier replica, from a remote distance."

He went on to say that the system and equipment, which is placed in the Aerospace Force complex, including missile, defense, anti-warship, and other facilities, along with other marine and terrestrial equipment, causes the synergy and inhibitory power along with other armed forces, whose consequence is Iran's complete security today.

He urged that Iran can target the enemy's targets anywhere in the Persian Gulf region, the Sea of Oman, and the Indian Ocean with the available facilities.

The final stage of the joint drill of the Payambar-e A’zam (The Great Prophet) 14 in cooperation between the Navy and the Aerospace Force of the Army of the IRGC started on Tuesday morning in the general region of Hormozgan province, west of the Strait of Hormuz and the Persian Gulf.

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