Iran Kicks Off Massive Military Drone Drills

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Iran Kicks Off Massive Military Drone Drills
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The Iranian Army kicked off large-scale drone drills involving more than 150 new drones on Wednesday.

The drones are designed by the Army and the Defense Ministry in cooperation with local knowledge-based companies.

Deputy Commander of the Iranian Army for Coordination Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari on Tuesday that Iran will test accuracy, power, capabilities of guidance and control systems and the combat capabilities of the drones.

"This is the first time that a joint drone exercise is conducted at the level of the four forces of the Islamic Republic of Iran's Army and the country's joint air defense base," he was quoted as saying by Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC)-controlled Fars News Agency.

Sayyari went on to say that this is only a part of the drone power of Iran's Army, which is carrying out operations in various reconnaissance, surveillance and combat missions.

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The drills will cover all areas across Iran, from the Persian Gulf and the Sea of Oman in the South, to the Northern and Central parts of the country, the commander said.

In a parade marking the National Army Day in April, Iran displayed new generation of Ababil multirole tactical unmanned aerial vehicles, named Ababil-5. The Army also unveiled surface-to-surface Fath 360 and Labeik missiles, as well as Dezful and Majid air defense systems.

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