Iranian Military operationalises new drones for Army

Iranian Military operationalises new drones for Army

TEHRAN – The Islamic Republic of Iran Army's Ground Force has made new drones operational, the commander of the Ground Forces of the Islamic Republic Army said.

Speaking to IRNA on Saturday, Brigadier General Kiumars Heidari said during the recent military drills, which were held in Isfahan on January 25-26, the Islamic Republic of Iran Army's Ground Force unveiled its new capabilities.

He added that new capabilities have been added to helicopters and artillery units.

The Army's Ground Force has always followed up reinforcing defense power and will spare no effort in that case, he noted.

Armored units, artillery, rapid response, mechanized Infantry, martial engineering, telecommunications, and airborne, UAVs and Airborne units, with the support of the Islamic Republic Army's Air Force fighters, had participated in the “Authority- 97” exercise.

In the first stage of the exercise, after reconnaissance of UAVs and airborne helicopters, the 55th Airborne Brigade and the rapid reaction Brigade 25 fully-equipped entered the region with helicopters, and in addition to identification, they cleared and destroyed the enemy's elements, equipment and fortifications.

The Final stage of the Iranian Army Ground Force drills, dubbed as 'Eghtedar-e- 97' (Authority- 97), started in the central province of Isfahan on Saturday.

The event was held with the attendance of the Commander-in-Chief of the Islamic Republic Army, Major General Abdolrahim Mousavi.

The drills started on Friday.

'Eghtedar-e- 97' Spokesman Brigadier General Nouzar Nemati earlier said portable and stable artilleries targeted enemies' positions in 10-30 km distances with precision-guided and intelligent shells.