The Islamic Republic of Iran Air Force (IRIAF) plans to hold joint military exercises with other units of the country’s Armed Forces in the next Iranian year (starts on 21 March 2014), said a top commander of the force on Saturday.

Speaking to reporters here in Tehran on Saturday, lieutenant Commander of the Iranian Air Force for Coordination General Aziz Nasirzadeh unveiled plans for a joint military drill between the Air Force and the other Iranian armed forces in the coming months.

As regards the operational purposes of the upcoming wargames, the commander noted that the drills aim to improve coordination between the Air Force and other units of the country’s armed forces, and enhance the defensive and military capabilities of the pilots and the squadrons of fighter jets.