TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Iran’s Army staged massive military exercises in the country’s south and southeastern areas on Monday morning, involving all military units.
The large-scale war game, codenamed Muhammad Rasulullah-5 (Muhammad, the Messenger of God), covers vast areas south of Iran, mainly the coastline stretching to the southeastern Makran region, by the sea of Oman.
Forces from the Army Ground Force, Air Force, Navy, and the Air Defense have taken part in the joint military drill.
During the first day of the war game, combat choppers of the Army Ground Force Airborne Division opened heavy fire on the hypothetical enemy’s naval vessels approaching the coast.
Commanders say the exercise is aimed at promoting the capabilities of the Army forces and conveying the message of peace and friendship to the regional countries.
The Iranian armed forces hold routine military drills throughout the year.