Sunday, November 14, 2010

Iran To Conduct Aerial War Games

The Commander of Iran's Air Defense Forces, Brig. Gen. Ahmad Miqani, told reporters in Tehran that his forces will conduct massive aerial war games starting on Tuesday 16 November, and lasting for five days, to test and analyze their air defense preparedness in case of massive air attacks on the country's nuclear sites and other sensitive military targets involving fighter jets, bombers, cruise missiles and UAVs [Fars News Agency, 14 November]. The war games are code named "Defenders of the Sky of Velayat III" and will cover the entire airspace of the country.

Gen. Miqani, whose forces have their headquarters at Khatam ol-Anbia Air Defense Base, added that in preparation of the upcoming exercise, his forces had recently conducted tactical drills at five of the most sensitive nuclear installations at the country. The sites included Natanz, Fordo, Esfahan, Tehran and Bushehr.

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