Iran Test-Fires Cruise Missile During Military Drill to Prepare for Enemy Threat. Iran has successfully launched a number of cruise missiles during the final phase of its naval exercises in the Gulf of Oman.
Iran Test-Fires Cruise Missile During Military Drill
MilitaryEzyInfo.com | According to the report, various cruise missiles launched from coastal areas and ships in the final phase of the exercise successfully hit targets in the northern Indian Ocean and the exercise area.
On January 13, 2021, at local time, the Iranian Navy conducted a military exercise in the Gulf of Oman, Iran, involving the Sea of Oman and parts of the northern Indian Ocean. One of the Iranian Navy’s largest “helicopter carriers” logistics ship “Mokran” take part in the exercise.
The Iranian military noted that during the exercise, an Iranian “Fata” class submarine fired a torpedo that hit its target for the first time during the exercise.
According to the report, Iran has been conducting military exercises on a regular basis. Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps previously operated an underground missile base in the Persian Gulf.
On April 13, the Iranian Navy conducted military exercises in the south of the country, involving the Sea of Oman and parts of the northern Indian Ocean. Iranian “Mokran” logistics ships participating in the exercise, as the largest “helicopter carrier” one of the Iranian Navy, Mokran Seabase ships provide logistical support for the country’s naval battle fleet in international waters.
Kavanagh, the military exercise spokesman, said the exercise will allow the country to assess the effective response of its forces in the face of possible threats from the enemy in order to compensate for weaknesses revealed by the exercise and improve the operational capabilities of the forces.
The military exercise is the third of its kind this month, following a large-scale drone exercise by the Iranian Armed Forces and a naval exercise by the Revolutionary Guard’s paramilitary force, the Basij.