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PressTV - 'Iran to hold massive naval drill'

A senior Iranian commander has announced the upcoming launch of ten-day massive naval exercises in an area covering 2,000 kilometers.


Iranian Navy Commander Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari said at a press conference on Thursday that the naval maneuvers dubbed Velayat 90 start on Saturday and will cover an area stretching from the east of the Strait of Hormuz in the Persian Gulf to the Gulf of Aden.

According to Sayyari, this is the first time that Iran's Navy carries out naval drills in such a vast area.

He added the exercises will manifest Iran's military prowess and defense capabilities in the international waters, convey a message of peace and friendship to regional countries, and test the newest military equipment among other objectives of the drills.

Rear Admiral Sayyari said that the newest missile systems and torpedoes will be employed in the maneuvers, adding that the most recent tactics used in subsurface battles will also be demonstrated in the maneuvers.

He also said that Iranian destroyers, missile-launching vessels, logistic vessels, drones and coastal missiles will also be tested.

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Iran's navy chief Adm. Habibollah Sayyari briefs media on an upcoming naval exercise, in a press conference in Tehran, Iran, Thursday, Dec. 22, 2011. Sayyari said Thursday his forces plan to hold a 10-day drill in international waters beyond the strategic Strait of Hormuz at the mouth of the Persian Gulf _ an exercise that could bring Iranian ships into proximity with U.S. Navy vessels. (AP Photo/Fars News Agency, Hamed Jafarnejad)

 

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Iran's navy chief Adm. Habibollah Sayyari briefs media on an upcoming naval exercise, in a press conference in Tehran, Iran, Thursday, Dec. 22, 2011. Sayyari said Thursday his forces plan to hold a 10-day drill in international waters beyond the strategic Strait of Hormuz at the mouth of the Persian Gulf _ an exercise that could bring Iranian ships into proximity with U.S. Navy vessels. (AP Photo/Fars News Agency, Hamed Jafarnejad)

i wonder why the officer is pointing at UAE
 

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These drills are held only by Iran? No other nation invited? I'd like to see a Iran/Pak/China/Russia navy Drill =)
 

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