The Islamic Republic has successfully completed the first stage of a six-day naval maneuver in the sea of Oman, says a top admiral.
Iran's Deputy Naval Chief Qasem Rostamabadi said Tuesday that the 'Unity 87' maneuvers --which kicked off Sunday--will also include multi-phased operations in the strategic Strait of Hormuz in the Persian Gulf.
"The maneuver is aimed at testing a number of domestically-built naval equipments and military hardware in a bid to enhance the country's deterrent might," he said.
Admiral Rostamabadi said the Iranian navy forces successfully launched a number of psychological and tactical operations against hypothetical enemy units in the first stage of 'Unity 87' over the past two days.
He added that the second stage of the naval maneuver would begin on Wednesday Dec.3.
The Iranian navy has so far developed a number of 'exclusive' military equipment such as stealth micro submarines, vessels, and lightweight aircraft, in an effort to maintain the sovereignty and integrity of the country's coastal waters.
About 60 warships are participating in the maneuver, covering 50,000-square miles of Iranian territorial waters. Iran’s air force is also a participant.