Iran launches large-scale military drills across the country
The drills involved hundreds of locally-made weapons, including over 150 new and advanced drones, and will be carried out across Iran.
Iran's army has launched large-scale exercises involving more than 150 advanced unmanned aircraft.
Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari, the deputy commander of the Iranian Army, announced Tuesday that the exercise would kick off today, August 24.
The war game entails troops from four units of the army: The Ground Force, the Navy, the Air Force and the Air Defense Force, according to Sayyari.
Over 150 new and advanced drones assembled and produced by the Iranian Army and the Defense Ministry, which coordinated with local companies with expertise, are taking part in the drill, the admiral noted.
According to Sayyari, the exercise will cover all regions across the country, from the Persian Gulf and the Sea of Oman to the north.
Destruction power and accuracy, as well as flight endurance and combat capabilities of the drones, will be assessed, in addition to the performance of the control systems, where the UAVs will perform various reconnaissance, combat and patrol operations.
Last month, in addition to conducting military drills in the Caspian Sea, the Iranian Army Ground Force also revealed plans to establish five new military units operating unmanned aerial vehicles.