Iran launches large-scale military drills

Source: Xinhua| 2019-01-25 21:56:15|Editor: Shi Yinglun
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TEHRAN, Jan. 25 (Xinhua) -- Iran's Army Ground Force launched a large-scale war game in the country's central province of Isfahan on Friday.

The exercise, held in Nasrabad region, involves around 12,000 assault forces from all units of the Army Ground Force, Tasnim news agency reported.

During the war game, which aims to evaluate the recent changes in the structure of the Army Ground Force, the participating forces would focus on modern offense tactics.

On Friday, the soldiers from the artillery, armored unit, rapid-reaction forces, mechanized infantry, combat engineering, telecommunication and electronic warfare, and airborne unit were arrayed in the operation zone with the support of the Air Force fighter jets.

During the first stage of the exercise, the airborne unit's drones and choppers carried out a reconnaissance mission before troops from the airborne brigade and rapid reaction brigade parachuted into the target zone.

Assessment of the power, mobility and agility of the troops and the aerial logistics of the airborne unit's copters are among the objectives of the first day of the maneuver.

On Thursday, Commander of the Iranian Army Ground Force Brigadier General Kiomars Heidari annnounced that war game, code-named "Eqtedar," will last for two days.

Iran holds regular war games every year aimed at testing new hardware, enhancing the country's combat preparedness as well as demonstrating Iran's capabilities in the face of threats.