The Iranian military plans drone training that it involves various military sectors and will be a “joint and large-scale” operationthe Islamic Republic news agency IRNA said on Monday.
Such Iranian-made drones must carry out short- and long-range “combat, surveillance, reconnaissance and computer warfare” simulationshe added.
This two-day exercise, which is expected to begin this Tuesday, January 5, involves “hundreds of operational drones from the infantry, the air force and the navy in the province of Semnan and in different regions “of the country, although they affirm that it will be mainly within it, the official agency said.
Amid mounting tensions between Iran and the United States, the Middle Eastern country commemorates the first anniversary of the general’s assassination Qasem Soleimani in an American airstrike in Baghdad. Following the death of Soleimani, who was involved in Iranian activity in multiple countries, Iran ordered the arrest of the outgoing president of the United States.
Furthermore, the news comes a few hours after the announcement that the US Navy’s aircraft carrier, the “USS Nimitz” will remain positioned in the Gulf instead of returning to the United States, because of Iranian “threats” against Donald Trump and other top US officials.