Iran begins military maneuvers in Gulf

Iran has launched a large-scale naval exercise at the entrance to the Gulf and will include the first launch of cruise missiles from submarines.


More than 100 ships will participate in the three-day military exercises in a wide area stretching from the Strait of Hormuz to the Indian Ocean, the Fars news agency reported.

"These exercises will include addressing a number of threats, testing weapons and evaluating the readiness of equipment and personnel," Admiral Hussein Khanzadi, commander of the navy, told state television.

He said that missiles will be fired from submarines ... in addition to the launch of helicopters and aircraft march from the surface of the destroyer Sahand. "

According to Fars, "the objectives of this major naval exercise, training on maritime plans and assessment of weapons and equipment and training of human cadres."



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