Iranian Air Force Launches Large-scale Exercise
Iran's Air Force units have conducted a large-scale military drill in the country's central desert areas.
The joint air defense exercise, codenamed 'Guardians of Velayat Sky-1400,' kicked off on Tuesday morning with the participation of Army and IRGC air troops, Tasnim News Agency reported.
According to organizers, the exercise aims to improve combat readiness, strengthen deterrent power, evaluate homegrown air defense systems in countering various threats, practice action against electronic warfare and cyberattacks, and improve coordination between the Army and the IRGC's command and control centers.
Modern technology employed
Participants in the drill will be using modern technology to protect sensitive centers and practice defensive tactics against aerial threats, smart ammunition, cruise missiles, drones, and stealth aircraft.
To practice fighting aircraft threats at low, medium, and high altitudes, the war games will include the use of a variety of domestic missile systems, radars, electronic warfare equipment, and communication systems.
Annual war games are held by Iran's Air Force to improve the country's ability to protect its airspace.
Fatehan-e Kheybar drills
At the beginning of this month, the "Fatehan-e Kheybar" maneuvers were launched in northwest Iran, within the framework of a program to assess the capabilities and combat readiness of the Iranian forces.