Iran to hold week-long aerial maneuvers

07:49, July 27, 2010      

Email | Print | Subscribe | Comments | Forum 

Senior Iranian Air Force Commander Mohammad Alavi said on Monday Iran plans to hold week-long military drills in the Islamic republic's western Hamadan province from July 31 to August 7, local media reported.

"The drills will for the first time include overnight bombing exercises by F-4 Phantom fighter jets and Sukhoi 24," the semi- official Mehr News Agency quoted Alavi as saying.

The drills dubbed "Fadaian-e Harim-e Velayat 2" will test Iran' s homemade radar-evading reconnaissance drone, Pehpad, said local satellite channel Press TV.

Earlier this month, Air Force Deputy Operations Commander Majid Pirhadi announced that the military plans to equip all border bases with Pehpad drones in order to strengthen their defenses.

Since April, the Iranian military and the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps have conducted a number of war games in the country's southern waters.

Source: Xinhua

(Editor:秦唯(实习))

  • Do you have anything to say?

双语词典
dictionary

  
Special Coverage
  • Premier Wen Jiabao visits Hungary, Britain, Germany
  • From drought to floods
Major headlines
Editor's Pick
  • Staff members watch a screen showing the blast-off of the Long March-2FT1 carrier rocket loaded with Tiangong-1 unmanned space lab module at Beijing Aerospace Control Center, Sept. 29, 2011. Commander-in-chief of China's manned space program Chang Wanquan announced Thursday night that the launch of Tiangong-1 space lab module was successful. (Xinhua/Wang Shen)
  • Chinese President Hu Jintao watches the launch of Tiangong-1 space lab module at Beijing Aerospace Control Center in Beijing, capital of China, Sept. 29, 2011. Other members of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, including Wu Bangguo, Jia Qinglin, Li Changchun, Xi Jinping, Li Keqiang and Zhou Yongkang, are also present. (Xinhua/Rao Aimin)
  • The graphics shows the launch procedures of the carrier rocket of Tiangong-1 space lab module, Long March-2FT1 on Sept. 29, 2011. (Xinhua/Lu Zhe)
  • Image taken from Beijing Aerospace Control Center shows a Long March-2FT1 carrier rocket loaded with Tiangong-1 unmanned space lab module blasting off from the launch pad at the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in northwest China's Gansu Province, Sept. 29, 2011. (Xinhua)
  • On Sept. 28, tourists travel around the Mingshashan Scenic Area in Dunhuang, Gansu province by camel. With the National Day vacation right around the corner, more and more tourists from home and abroad are going to Dunhuang. Riding on a camel, they travel in the desert to enjoy the cities rare form of natural scenery. (Xinhua/Zhang Weixian)
  • Chinese forest armed forces work together with forest firefighters on Sept. 28. (Xinhua/Chai Liren)
Hot Forum Discussion