'Mighty Iran': large-scale IRGC military exercises launched
The Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Ground Forces launched on Monday large-scale military exercise in 'Aras' along the borders of Azerbaijan province, northwest of the country.
The Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) began on Monday a 3-day military exercise under the name "Mighty Iran", during which the IRGC commander Major General Hossein Salami, among other senior officials, was present.
The drills taking place in 'Aras' region, northwest of Iran bordering Ardabil and East Azerbaijan regions, will include integrated operations including security and defense tactics carried out by IRGC ground units, in addition to deploying pontoon temporary bridges to train forces and military vehicle to navigate through water obstacles.
Brigadier General Mohammad Pakpour, Commander of the IRGC Ground Force, stated that the exercises aim to strengthen the country's security and convey a message of friendship and peace to neighboring countries, as he also warned Iran's enemies of a "wrecking response" to threats against the Islamic Republic.
The Commander also revealed that the exercises will include heliborne and parachute jump missions, night strikes, capturing enemy roads and hills, as well as drills using combat helicopters, and drones in addition to suicide drones.
However, this is not the first major drill that Iran has held in recent months to increase readiness and strengthen capabilities to defend the Islamic Republic against enemy threats.
Earlier in September, Iran carried the 'Eqtedar' (Strength) 1401 maneuvers will be starting in the city of Nasr Abad in central Iran. Various units from the Army's infantry, artillery, Army Aviation, armored, engineering, drone, airborne, and electronic warfare divisions, participated in the drills.
Iranian Army also launched large-scale exercises back in August, which involved more than 150 new and advanced drones. The military maneuvers were the largest in the history of the Islamic Republic and covered all regions across the country, from the Persian Gulf and the Sea of Oman to the north.