Air defense stages maneuver at Khondab nuclear site

TEHRAN, Oct. 20 (MNA) – During Iran Army’s massive war game ‘Muharram’ on Mon. afternoon, the air defense units displayed their full preparedness at Khondab nuclear site in Arak, central Iran.

Shokrollah Hassanbeigi, Political and Security Deputy Governor of Markazi Province, told reporters that the army’s military exercise and the air defense drills were held simultaneously in several parts of western Iran.

“In the maneuver, test drones were flown over Khondab nuclear site, displaying the capability of the country’s air defense by employing various deterrence devices and identifying suspicious flying objects with timely reactions,” said Hassanbeigi.

He added that in simultaneous maneuvers of ground and air forces in the western part of Iran, a number of defensive systems such as the domestically-built radar system, dubbed Fat’h 14 (Conquer 14) with a range of 600 kilometers were also unveiled.

“Khondab military exercise was part of Muharram war game during which an optic artillery system dubbed 'Safat' successfully shot down a drone with a low radar cross section flying over Khondab nuclear site,” he said.

Iranian Army is currently holding massive military exercises codenamed Muharram in the Western and Northwestern parts of the country. Different units of Ground Force, Air Force and Air Defense units are participating in the two-day massive war games.

The drills are aimed at strengthening the country's defensive power, practicing modern trainings and assessing the forces' swift reaction and use of state-of-the-art equipment.

All military exercises and trainings of the Iranian Armed Forces are merely meant to serve deterrent purposes.

 

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