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Photos: Iranian Army Test Fires Shalamcheh Missiles In Drills

Report by Press TV; photos by Faraj Samadi, Islamic Republic News Agency

The Iranian Army's air defense units shoot down three home-made Shalamcheh missiles from the Mersad missile system on December 27, 2014.

The Iranian Army's air defense units have shot down three unmanned aerial vehicles on the third day of major military exercises code-named Mohammad Rasoulallah (Mohammad, the Messenger of God) in southern parts of the country.

The drones were brought down on Saturday by three domestically designed and manufactured missiles dubbed Shalamcheh, which were fired from the Mersad (Ambush) missile system.

On the third day of the drills, Khatam al-Anbia Air Defense Base will carry out operations to spot and intercept the hypothetical enemy's hovercrafts.

Various fixed and tactical radars, visual surveillance, electronic eavesdropping sites and different artillery as well as control and missile systems will also be deployed in this phase.

The joint drills by Iranian Army's ground, naval, and air forces are backed by Khatam al-Anbia Air Defense Base and cover an area from the east of the Strait of Hormuz to the southern parts of the Gulf of Aden.

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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