Drones, cyber-defense feature in Iran Guards drill

Iranian Revolutionary Guards launch 3-day military exercise in country's southeast aimed at improving combat preparedness.

By JPOST.COM STAFF
February 23, 2013 11:37
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Iran's Revolutinary Guard

Iranian Revolutionary Guard 311 (R). (photo credit: REUTERS)

 
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Iran’s Revolutionary Guards began a three-day ground and air military exercise on Saturday, Iran’s Fars News Agency reported.

Fars quoted the spokesman for the Great Prophet 8 war games as saying the drills included intelligence-gathering drones, as well as tests of the IRGC’s cyber defense systems.

According to Fars, the drills are aimed at “maintaining and improving the combat preparedness of the IRGC ground forces, testing the latest combat systems of the IRGC Ground Force and exercising different asymmetric warfare tactics.”

The exercise was being held in the regions of Kerman, Siriz and Sirjan in southeastern Iran.


At the unveiling of an Iranian-manufactured air defense system as part of a military parade in September, Revolutionary Guards General Amir Ali Hajizadeh warned Israel against attacking Iran’s nuclear facility saying, “If the Zionist regime makes such a move, there will no longer be a thing called the Zionist regime.”

On the same occasion, commander of Iran’s ground forces Brig.-Gen. Ahmad Reza Pourdastan told the semi-official Mehr news agency, “The enemy will regret it if it one day decides to attack Iran. We will deliver such a response to them that they will regret their act of aggression.”

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