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Iran Begins Large-Scale Drone Drill, As USS Nimitz Remains In Persian Gulf

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Iran Begins Large-Scale Drone Drill, As USS Nimitz Remains In Persian Gulf

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On January 5th, the Iranian army is set to begin a “joint and large-scale” drone drill with its different divisions.

It is expected to take place in central Iran.

The two-day drill will involve “hundreds of operational drones of the army’s ground, air and navy forces in the general area of Semnan (province) and different parts” of the country, state news agency IRNA reported.

Deputy Commander of the Army Brigadier-General Mohammad-Hossein Dadras on January 4th said that Iran today has become a regional and transregional superpower in producing drones.

Despite imposed sanctions, Iran has made significant progress in designing, manufacturing, and producing various defense equipment, particularly in the field of drones, Dadras underlined.

The Army of the Islamic Republic of Iran always, in accordance with the threats of transregional countries and enemies, takes initiatives to update equipment and hold military exercises, he underscored.

The Iran-manufactured drones will undertake “combat, surveillance, reconnaissance, and electronic warfare” in short- and long-distance flights, the agency added.

IRNA said the army will also showcase its “achievements” regarding drone manufacture in an exhibition with the presence of high-ranking military commanders.

The announcement comes at a time of heightened tensions with the United States, and a day after Iran marked the first anniversary of the assassination of revered Quds Force commander Qassem Soleimani.

On January 3rd, the United States decided to reverse its decision and actually keep the USS Nimitz in the Persian Gulf. It earlier reported that it was withdrawing it back.

According to the United States there were “threats” originating from Iran, and in response the USS Nimitz will remain in the region.

Acting US Defense Secretary Christopher Miller said on January 3rd that he changed his mind about sending the aircraft carrier home from the Middle East and instead will keep the vessel on duty.

He cited Iranian threats against President Donald Trump and other US government officials as the reason for the redeployment, without elaborating.

An unnamed Defense Department official told Al-Awsat that the Nimitz will lead military drills with its regional partners in the coming days.

The exercise will take place in the operating zone of the US Fifth Fleet that is based in Bahrain.

He explained that the drill is aimed at ensuring the participants’ ability to respond together to any crisis or emergency.

Earlier in 2020, back in July, and in September, Iran also held large-scale drills in the region.

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Arch Bungle

Iran seems to be specialising in large-scale distributed attack systems.

Swarm navy tactics. Swarm aerial attacks (drones and missiles).

Certainly a revolution in military affairs …

Frank

Iranian military doctrine is based on unlimited asymmetrical war taking advantage of its huge land mass that now extends over 3 million sq kms to the shores of Mediterranean and Red Sea. Iran has a decentralized command structure and local forces are given free rein to fight on their own, so an “high tech” enemy is rendered impotent as Ansarallah and Hezbollah have amply demonstrated. Iran is Hezbollah with a force multiplier of a thousand,

Arch Bungle

I really think those underground missile cities are the clincher though:

“According to Tal Inbar a senior Israeli defense expert and head of the Space Research Center at the Fisher Institute for Air and Space Strategic Studies in Herzliya,
this missile base “enables the Islamic Republic to store and covertly
fire surface-to-surface missiles.” He described the underground
facility, whose location is unknown, as a “complex system of enormous
tunnels”. He also added that those bases could be used by Iran for “a
surprise barrage missile attack”.

That’s going to be a problem for even a nuclear attack. These guarantee second strike capability on all US bases in the region plus israeli and Saudi cities in the event of a nuclear strike on Tehran.

catalin zt

God to hear you Brother and soon to see anglo-saxonjewish bodies INERT on the streets of the Cities of Earth and spitted upon! Amen!

FlorianGeyer

It would be karma indeed, if the Iranian copies of the US flying wing drone that was hijacked in flight by Iran a few years ago, were to be used to sink the Nimitz :)

farbat

seems like army airport in semnan also has a few drones but sari and hamadan is obviously more interesting because of the heavier engines meaning long range drones also high altitude drones but booster launched are everywhere to find i guess because they are so easy to launch but anyway the point like said in the tasnim video is that its only drones for all roles even as interceptor role karrar

Mr T

farsi dogs will burn… end of the shia extremist regime

Ahson

you worry about yourself camel jockey. Dependent upon the west for survival. Aren’t you?

Frank

Frankly, Iran is locked and loaded and prepared for any eventuality for a month now. Its forces are dispersed and command decentralized for decades of asymmetrical war.

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Furkan Sahin

Iran need to bomb Saudi Arabia

Ahson

Iran has done that a number of times without any response from sawdi. We’ve fucked your daddy right in the ass, in case you haven’t noticed it yet.

cechas vodobenikov

tricksy nextus subspecies aka CIA tratz teaches at hillbilly west virginy civil war college attended by Azov, sudanese mercenaries, BLM recruits, Saudi, and ISIS recruits. he is the distinguished Nina Haspel professor of torture …his hobbies are downing kites with iron dome, LSD overdoses, midget 3-somes, posting at SF
a true philanthropist –he provides wayward gay children internet training on weekends—his students often post at SF

Arch Bungle

Haven’t seen him and his mini-me Iron_Zion around lately. Hopefully they’re dead.

thomas

pathetic these people i mean just look at the 3rd and the 4th tweeter videos even the TV picture quality is from the 80s and yes they are going to defeat the western technology with the help of China who in turn could only make “black running shoes” and Ma Ling lunch meats before 20 years if not for the western investment in China

catalin zt

People of the World must unite to remove their vassal capitalist-fascist “government” ruled by Cabal axis Washington-Tel Aviv(the anglo khazarian MAFIA) take control of their Nations armed forces and give an ultimate military BLOW to this MAGGOTS who are feeding themselves on the flesh of Humanity!!! Finish the anglo-jewish SCUM races from the face of Earth and we will all live Prosperity, Friendship and Heaven here on our beautiful Planet ! This two PLAQUES on Earth must be clear TOTALLY,from the baby future PAEDOPHILE,genocidal,criminal,fascist,capitalist to the adult MORON they absolutely ALL ARE!!!! AMEN!

catalin zt

People of the World must unite to remove their vassal capitalist-fascist “government” ruled by Cabal axis Washington-Tel Aviv(the anglo khazarian MAFIA) take control of their Nations armed forces and give an ultimate military BLOW to this MAGGOTS who are feeding themselves on the flesh of Humanity!!! Finish the anglo-jewish SCUM races from the face of Earth and we will all live Prosperity, Friendship and Heaven here on our beautiful Planet ! This two PLAQUES on Earth must be clear TOTALLY,from the baby future PAEDOPHILE,genocidal,criminal,fascist,capitalist to the adult MORON they absolutely ALL ARE!!!! AMEN! And by the way,the Galactic Federation composed by at least 5 alien races and lead by Archangel Michael are protecting Humanity and soon will give the ULTIMATE Blow to the anglo-jewish capitalist-fascist World MAFIA who is working closely and hard with the Reptilians-Draco-Greys alliance ! Veeeeeery soon this two SATANIC races will be GONE forever from here from baby MONSTER to adult MONSTER! AMEN and FREEDOM for Humanity from the anglo-jewish SATANIC empire ! Amen,the Almighty God is with Us the People of Earth!

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