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Photos: Iran Army stages massive military drills

Source: Press TV

The Iranian Army has staged massive maneuvers code-named Mohammad Rasoulallah (Mohammad, the Messenger of God) to display the country's military prowess.

Photos show the launching of the Iranian drone Shahin
(source: Fars News Agency)

The first stage of the six-day military drill began on Thursday. The exercises will cover an area of 2.2 million square kilometers stretching from the east of the Strait of Hormuz all the way to the 10th parallel north in the north of the Indian Ocean.

During the first stage of the drill, which is the largest of its kind in the region, different ground units, fighter jets and air defense systems have been stationed in the southeastern part of the country. Various surface and undersurface vessels have also been deployed in the Sea of Oman.

Photos by Islamic Republic News Agency

The Second-in-Command of the Iranian Army Brigadier General Abdolrahim Mousavi said that "boosting the defense capabilities" of the country is one of the objectives of the maneuvers.

The Iranian commander said that the country's army wants to convey a message of peace and friendship to neighboring states through this military drill.

The exercises will be carried out by the Army's Ground, Naval and Air Forces and with the support of Khatam al-Anbia Air Defense Base.

Photos by Islamic Republic News Agency

On Tuesday, Iran's Navy Commander Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari said that various types of warships, destroyers, submarines, missiles, aircraft and helicopters would take part in the drill in a bid to improve the naval forces' power.

The Islamic Republic has frequently announced that its military might poses no threat to other countries, stating that its defense doctrine is based on deterrence.

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