On July 29th, Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) launched a ballistic missile from an underground silo, as part of military drills.
The drills took place in the waters of the Persian Gulf and the Strait of Hormuz, the IRGC Aerospace Force’s drones attacked enemy’s mock aircraft carrier and targeted its command tower and bridge.
— Fars News Agency (@EnglishFars) July 29, 2020
The commander of the IRGC, General Amir Ali Hajizadeh said that Iran is the first country in the world that has fired camouflaged ballistic missiles buried deep into the ground.
“It was the first time in the world that ballistic missiles were fired from beneath soil,” General Hajizadeh he said.
He added that the missiles were launched without using platforms and equipment, noting that the hidden missiles tear up the ground from where they are buried, fly and hit the target.
“The successful firing of ballistic missiles fully hidden in camouflage deep into the ground is an important achievement that could pose serious challenges to enemy intelligence agencies,” Iran’s Fars News Agency reported.
Iranian Armed Forces test-fired different types of newly-developed missiles and torpedoes and tested a large number of home-made weapons, tools and equipment, including submarines, military ships, artillery, choppers, aircrafts, UAVs and air defense and electronic systems, during the massive military drills.
Also, the IRGC’s Sukhoi-22 fighters bombed and destroyed pre-determined targets in Farour Islands with winged bombs.
Destroying hypothetical enemy targets designed much smaller than the actual size with a variety of smart bombs was another part of this phase of the exercises.
Shahed 181, Mohajer and Bavar drones successfully attacked and destroyed hypothetical enemy targets and positions at this stage of the drills.
Furthermore, surface-to-surface missile operations, coast-to-sea operations, heavy artillery firing and offensive mine-laying operations to cut off enemy lines were demonstrated on the second day of the massive wargames.
According to Fars News:
“The IRGC Aerospace and Naval Forces’ joint exercises were an important part of the drills and demonstrated surprising tactics, including establishment of the two forces’ joint command systems, joint control, combined tactics and combat methods.”
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