Iran’s Army ground forces started drill on Nov. 17 morning in the northeastern Khorasan region, the State IRINN TV reported.
Infantry, armored and artillery units as well as drones, helicopters and fighters are involved in the drill dubbed “Prophet Mohammad 3.”
The drill includes heliborne and anti-heliborne operations as well as modern war tactics and rescue operations. The two-day drill is held with the aim of boosting preparation of the ground force units and their deterrence capacity.
Earlier Ahmad Reza Pourdastan, commander of Iran’s Army ground forces said that Iran held three drills and five technical drills last year. The official said at the time that Iran is facing new threats, mentioning proxy wars and terrorist groups.
Tehran regularly announces military advances that cannot be independently verified. Iranian media outlets report that Iran has made great achievements in its defense sector and attained self-sufficiency in producing essential military equipment and systems in recent years.
Since 1992, Iran has manufactured its own tanks, armored personnel carriers, missiles, radars, boats, submarines and fighter planes.