Iran today started six-day naval exercises in the Strait of Hormuz. IRIN Commander Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari said the “Velayat 91” drills would last until Wednesday across an area of about 1 million square kilometers in the Strait of Hormuz, the Gulf of Oman and northern parts of the Indian Ocean. (IRNA, 28 December)
Adm. Sayyari had said on Tuesday that the new drill would test the navy's missile systems, combat ships, submarines and patrol and reconnaissance methods.
Rear Admiral Qolam Reza Biqam, IRIN deputy commander, told reporters today that the IRIN will closely coordinate the exercises with the IRGC Navy and will use IRGC drones throughout the six-day drills. (Fars News Agency, 28 December)
File photo: An IRIN warship (ISNA)