Iranian army navy begins annual drills in Caspian Sea
Deputy Commander of the Iranian Naval Force announces the commencement of the exercise in the Caspian Sea with the participation of missile-launching ships, helicopters, and drones.
The Deputy Commander of the Army Navy reported that the Iranian naval forces launched their yearly practice in the Caspian Sea on Friday, codenamed "Sustainable Security".
The Iranian Army Navy's Command-in-Second, Admiral Hamza Ali Kaviani, stated that these exercises are held each year.
"The 1401 sustainable security maritime exercise began on Friday with the participation of various surface and airborne army navy units, including destroyers, helicopters, sea-based drones, and electronic warfare systems, as well as marine and ranger troops units of the army navy," Admiral Kaviani stated.
"This naval exercise will be held from today for two days in three levels of water, land, and air in order to inspect and assess the performance of systems, assess the preparedness of personnel, and transfer experience from the old generations to the new ones in the Caspian Sea," he asserted.
He considered the Caspian Sea as a sea of peace and friendship for neighboring countries and added, "We will not allow anyone to undermine the peace and security in that sea."
Last month, the Iranian naval forces began the Sustainable Security 1400 maneuvers in the Caspian Sea.
The maneuvers were launched with all types of surface and naval aviation units of the Iranian army, including missile launchers, fixed-wing aircraft, helicopters, drones, electronic warfare systems, naval units, and the army's naval special participation forces in the Caspian Sea.
These naval exercises take place on about 77,000 square kilometers of Iranian territorial waters in the Caspian Sea.