The Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Aerospace Force (IRGC) launched a series of ballistic missiles from underground silos on July 29 on the second day of the final stage of their large-scale military exercises, called ‘Payambar -e Azam 14 ‘(‘The Great Prophet’), which have been held in the south of the country.
” The successful firing of ballistic missiles from the depths of the earth was completely camouflaged, an important achievement that could pose serious challenges to enemy intelligence agencies,” reads a statement posted on the sepahnews portal, the IRGC information center.
According to Brigadier General Amir Ali Hajizadeh, commander of the Air Force, this type of launch was carried out “for the first time in the world.”
“With the set of facilities we have today, we can target any hostile target anywhere in the Persian Gulf, the Sea of Oman and the Indian Ocean,” said the senior military official.
In addition, throughout the day on Wednesday, the Sukhoi-22 fighters of the IRGCs destroyed targets on the Iranian island Faror, located 24 kilometers from the coast, in the southern part of the Persian Gulf, with the use of “a large range of smart pumps. ”
During the maneuvers, several Hormuz and Fateh-type ground-to-ground missiles were also launched, as well as sea-to-sea and land-to-sea missiles. Meanwhile, air defense units fired at various targets in the air, a series of Iranian-made drones carried out successful attacks against the targets of the hypothetical enemy.
In addition, IRGC forces practiced tactics to cut naval connections and offensive mine-laying operations. In addition, during the exercise images taken by the Iranian satellite Noor, put into orbit on April 22, were used to assess the situation in the training area.
The ‘Payambar-e Azam 14’ military exercises are taking place in the southern Iranian province of Hormozgan, as well as in the western parts of the Strait of Hormuz and the Persian Gulf, amid mounting tensions between the Islamic Republic and the US.
On the previous day, on July 28, Iranian forces fired missiles from a helicopter at the model of a US aircraft carrier, which was transferred to the strategic Strait of Hormuz on July 26.