Monday, December 5, 2011

Iran’s Navy to Test Missiles, Submarines in Naval Drills

Posted by Neelam Mathews
Dec 5, 2011 

The Iranian Army's Navy will test “its latest achievements in the fields of missile technology and sub-surface vessels” in a series of naval drills in the international waters in the near future, says its news agency.
The Navy plans to stage wargames, called 'Velayat 90', in the Sea of Oman and the Indian Ocean. The dates are not specified.

Lieutenant Commander of the Iranian Navy for Operations Rear Admiral Seyed Mahmoud Moussavi said test of new equipment delivered to the Navy combat units sets a priority in the drills.

Earlier, Iranian Army's Navy Commander Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari said that the huge wargames of the Army's naval force will be held in an area from the Sea of Oman to the Indian Ocean.

In the last naval drills staged by the Iranian Army, in May 2010 a six-staged naval maneuver was held, codenamed Vellayat 89, in the Strait of Hormuz and Northern Indian Ocean.

The second phase of the wargames pertained to confrontation against chemical attacks. Indigenous systems were used “to successfully confront enemy's divers and guerillas who penetrated into Iranian coasts” said a statement.

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