The maneuver is aimed at assessing new structural changes to the Army’s ground forces with over 12,000 forces participating to exercise state-of-the-art offensive tactics.
Armored vehicles, artillery units, rapid reaction forces, mechanized infantry, electronic warfare, telecommunications and UAVs were deployed to the vast maneuver area.
Demonstrating quick mobilization of forces as well as providing airborne support to helicopters throughout the maneuver are among the major goals of the drill.
RF-4 jets and drones were used on the first day of the drill for reconnaissance sorties.
In recent years, Iran has made major breakthroughs in defense sector and attained self-sufficiency in producing important military equipment and hardware.
The country has conducted major military drills over the recent years to enhance the defense capabilities of its armed forces and to test modern military tactics and state-of-the-art army equipment.