TEHRAN (Press Shia) – An advanced domestically made drone of the Iranian Navy managed to complete its mission during a naval drill underway in the country’s territorial waters of the Caspian Sea.
According to a statement issued by the Navy’s Public Relations Department, the medium-range drone named “Yasir” managed to carry out a reconnaissance operation against the mock enemy during the military drill in the Caspian Sea on Sunday.
The unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) successfully identified the enemy targets and sent their images to the control command, according to the statement.
Commander of the Iranian Navy Rear Admiral Hossein Khanzadi said on Saturday that the four-day military drill codenamed “Sustainable Security and Power” would be held in the near future without giving further details.
“The war game aims to achieve and preserve collective security and it is natural that the preparedness of forces, equipment, and weapons should always be at a significant level in order to reach security,” he said.
Iran’s Armed Forces hold routine military exercises throughout the year.
Iranian officials have repeatedly underscored that the country will not hesitate to strengthen its military capabilities, which are entirely meant for defense, and that Iran’s defense capabilities will be never subject to negotiations.
Back in February 2018, Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei called for efforts to maintain and boost Iran’s defense capabilities.
“Without a moment of hesitation, the country must move to acquire whatever is necessary for defense, even if the whole world is opposed to it,” Ayatollah Khamenei said at the time.