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Tehran has kicked off its latest war game deep in the Iranian desert, showcasing the country’s surface-to-air missiles and cutting-edge drone technology.
On Friday, reports and videos emerged from Iran showing the nation’s latest display of military strength. The war games are the first phase of a drill by the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps’ (IRGC) entitled Payambar-e Azam 15 (‘The Great Prophet 15’), which sees the armed force undertake drone and missile attacks on dummy targets.
The drill was held in the presence of the military’s top brass, including IRGC Chief Commander Major General Hossein Salami and Aerospace Force Commander Brigadier General Amir-Ali Hajizadeh.
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