TEHRAN (defapress) – Commander of Iran’s Navy Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari said Tue. that up to 25 naval exercises have been planned to be staged by March 2018.
News ID: 65139
Publish Date: 06June 2017 - 15:50
Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari maintained that the naval
exercises will be held in various specialties and on the sea and the north and
south coasts, ultimately leading to the massive Velayat-96 naval drills.
Iran’s biggest naval military maneuver, code-named
Velayat-95, was held in the north of the Indian Ocean in February 2017.
Velayat-94 military maneuvers were staged in January 2016 across a large swath
of territorial waters and high seas in the Persian Gulf, the Strait of Hormuz
and the Indian Ocean.
Sayyari stressed that the Navy’s military equipment is
up-to-date and manufactured by Iranian experts, adding "for example,
domestically-built Damavand Destroyer has come successfully on stream in
northern Iran and is currently being used on seas. Other missile cruisers are
currently under construction and hopefully we will continue on this path with
"Our objective is to train experts who can carry out Navy's
critical missions, especially in the high seas and among various countries, to
bring the country great honor and security,” he added.