Iran's navy employs warships, choppers in Caspian Sea drills

Source: Xinhua| 2019-09-02 17:47:11|Editor: ZX
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TEHRAN, Sept. 2 (Xinhua) -- The Iranian Navy used missile-launching warships and helicopters as well as navy commandos on the second day of the ongoing war games in the Caspian Sea on Monday, Tasnim news agency reported.

During the military drills, the Iranian forces managed to capture the mock enemy's vessels using sorts of equipment and weapons, including high-speed boats and rocket-launching frigates, according to the report.

The navy commandos aboard two AB-212 helicopters and rocket launching warships also managed to counteract the mock enemy's offensive operations by adopting combat strategies, relying on intelligence monitoring and employing radar jamming systems.

Commander of the Iranian Navy Hossein Khanzadi said on Saturday that the four-day military drill, codenamed "Sustainable Security and Power," aimed to achieve security and preparedness of the Iranian forces, equipment and weapons at a significant level.

"The war game will be carried out independently," the commander said, adding that it is also on the agenda to hold joint military exercises with neighboring countries in the near future.

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