The Iranian Army Ground Force tested different types of home-made weapons and combat equipment on the second day of the military drills underway in the country’s Central province of Isfahan.
The wargames, dubbed Beitol-Moqaddas 26, started in the general zone of Nasrabad in Isfahan province on Friday and will end today, May 24 the anniversary of the liberation of Khorramshahr city from the Iraqi occupation during the 1980-1988 war.
Lieutenant Commander of the Iranian Army Ground Force for Training General Hossein Shokouhi said different army units, including air force, airborne, infantry, armored, cavalry, artillery, air-defense, drone and logistical units have participated in the wargames.
He underlined that the primary goal of the maneuvers is upgrading the trainings, knowledge and combat preparedness of Army officers as well as preparing them for sensitive decisions under critical situation.
On Friday, the first stage of the Army’s Beitol Moqaddas 26 was held in the presence of Ground Force Commander Brigadier General Ahmad Reza Pourdastan in Kashan’s Maranjab Desert.
The home-made Naze’at-10, Naze’at-6 and Fajr-5 missiles were test-fired in the first stage of Beitol Moqaddas 26 exercises in Kashan.
In March 2013, the Iranian Army Ground Force staged massive missile drills in Central Iran in a bid to test the capabilities of its missile units.
During the wargames, the Iranian army test-fired two new types of missiles, named Naze’at-10 and Fajr-5.
The Fajr-5 is long-range rocket artillery missile with a maximum range of 75 km, while Naze’at-10 is a medium-range ballistic missile.
Iranian officials and commanders have repeatedly stressed that all military exercises and trainings of the Iranian Armed Forces are merely meant to serve deterrent purposes.
The Iranian Army has recently test-fired different types of newly-developed missiles and torpedoes and tested a large number of its home-made weapons, tools and equipment, including submarines, military ships, artillery, choppers, aircraft, UAVs and air defense and electronic systems, during massive military drills.
Defense analysts and military observers say that Iran’s wargames and its advancements in weapons production have proved as a deterrent factor, specially at a time of heightened threats by the US.