26-09-2016 03:10 AM Jerusalem Timing

Iran Army to Test-Fire New Missiles, Launch Jamaran Destroyer

Iran Army to Test-Fire New Missiles, Launch Jamaran Destroyer

The Ground Forces of the Iranian Army are planning to stage a one-day missile drill in central Iran on Thursday

The Ground Forces of the Iranian Army are planning to stage a one-day missile drill in central Iran on Thursday.missiles

The massive military exercise will involve the missile and rocket-launching units of the Iranian Army Ground Forces.

Brigadier General Kioumars Heidari, second-in-command to the Army Ground Forces’ chief, had said recently that three missiles are to be test-fired in desert operations.

Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Ahmad Vahidi also said Monday that the country plans to launch the indigenous Jamaran 2 destroyer in the Caspian Sea in the near future. The new warship is the symbol of the power of the Defense Ministry’s Marine Industries.

“After being launched and undergoing final tests… this destroyer will be delivered to Iran’s Navy,” Vahidi added.

On Sunday, Commander of the Iranian Army Ground Forces Brigadier General Ahmad-Reza Pourdastan said new homegrown missile systems are to be test-fired in an upcoming military exercise.

He said the maneuver is aimed at maintaining the preparedness and enhancing the defensive capabilities of the forces’ rocket-launching and missile units.

Iran Army Ground Forces launched drills in southwestern Khuzestan Province on Saturday with the participation of tanks, artillery and mechanized units.