Iran Air Force starts military exercise

TEHRAN, Nov. 02 (MNA) – The Islamic Republic of Iran Air Force (IRIAF) started a military exercise in the central province of Isfahan on Monday morning.

The main stage of the ninth edition of the annual aerial drill, codenamed Fada’eeyan-e Harim-e Velayat 9 (The Devotees of the Velayat Sanctuary 9), is being held with the participation of units from seven airbases.

According to Second Brigadier General Farhad Goudarzi, the drill’s spokesman, the two-day military exercise includes a broad range of fighter jets, bombers, transport aircraft, tanker aircraft, interceptors, reconnaissance planes, and drones.

Various types of homegrown UAVs equipped with smart long-range bombs, ammunition with pinpoint accuracy, and radar jammers would fly in the war game, he noted.

The drill also involves modern warfare tactics to practice countering emerging threats.

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