[IRGC report about Iranian army’s military drill.]
REPORTER describes the drill and its goals: With the attack of the hypothetical enemy, armored and mechanized units entered the operation area with the support of Iranian Airforce helicopters and artillery fire. They started the anti-Heliborne operation to clear the area. In this military drill, the preparedness and capability of all units of Army Ground Forces—particularly reconnaissance drones and Airforce units—was evaluated.
BRIGADIER-GENERAL YUSUF GHORBANI says: One is reconnaissance—air reconnaissance—which is done by Jet Rangers helicopters. The second was reconnaissance with combat which was done by our Cobra helicopters.
REPORTER continues: The most important part of this drill is making operational new equipment and weapons produced by the country’s defense industry and Research and Self-Sufficiency Jihad Organization of the Iranian Army.
BRIGADIER-GENERAL NOZAR NEMATI describes the weapons tested: Today we tested laser-guided 155-millimeter artillery shells. This shell is capable of spotting and hitting targets. And today we tested the guided launching. It detects the target without human intervention, gives the information to the guided launch systems, and the guided launch systems calculate the initial features of the target, and give it to the artillery.
REPORTER says: Establishment in the scattered region, surface air defense operation, planning and operating to confront enemy’s Heliborne operation, limited night and day attacks, and anti-terrorist operation were among the most important stages of this military drill.
REPORTER concludes: One of the significant features of “Beit ul-Moqaddas – 29” was the presence of rapid reaction forces and 65th Airborne Special Forces Brigade of the Ground Forces of the Army of the Islamic Republic of Iran, as well as the successful anti-terrorist operation against the hypothetical enemy.