Army kicks off Zulfiqar 99 naval exercise in Makran sea
Sistan and Baluchestan (IP) - The main stage of the Islamic Republic of Iran's Army Zulfiqar 99 Joint military naval drill began at the coast of Makran in the Oman Sea with the slogan "Sustainable security in the shadow of defense authority."
Iran Press/ Iran News: This exercise has begun with the expansion of surface and subsurface floating units and air and naval flight units of the army, the radar and missile systems of Khatam al-Anbia Air Defense Base, some units of the Army Ground Forces, air force fighters, and under the command of Zulfiqar Army Base and also in the presence of observers of Khatam al-Anbia Central Base.
This exercise will continue for three days.
Zulfiqar 99 Army Joint Drill extends from 2 million square kilometers from the east of the Strait of Hormuz, the Oman Sea, and the North Ocean India up to 10-degree north.
In this joint drill, offensive and defensive tactical plans to protect Iran's territorial waters and maintain transportation lines, some of the most important combat systems will be tested. These combat systems include surface-to-surface and coast-to-sea cruise missiles, torpedoes, air-to-surface and surface-to-air missiles, rocket launcher systems on surface and submarine vessels, flight units, and UAVs.
The Spokesman for the Zulfiqar 99th Army Drill Second Rear Admiral Shahram Irani stated: "The 69th Navy Fleet consisting of the Sahand Destroyer and the Bandar Abbas Auxiliary Ship, which are now in the Indian Ocean, while conducting intelligence and monitoring foreign and enemy vessels thousands of kilometers away from Iranian territorial waters, provide the necessary information to other units present in the exercise to carry out counter operations."
He added: "Moreover, the flying units of the army air force consisting of bomber fighters as well as combat drones will carry out pre-determined plans in this exercise."
It is worth mentioning that monitoring the country's airspace and the general exercise area throughout the southern part of the country by the Iranian air defense base, and the large presence of the army air defense forces, as well as fire by defense systems to deal with hostile targets, are other parts of the plans that will be carried out in the Zulfiqar 99 Army Joint Drill.
Units of the Navy, Air Force, Defense Forces, and Ground Forces of the Islamic Republic of Iran Army will participate in an area of two million square kilometers in the eastern waters of the Strait of Hormuz, Makran coast, Oman Sea, and North Ocean India up to 10 degrees north.
The exercise will be conducted in three stages, intelligence, tactics, and show of power and Ships, submarine, jet fighters, and helicopters, as well as part of the equipment and weapons available in the Army Combat Organization, are present in this exercise.
The most important point of the Zulfiqar-99 joint drills is the powerful presence of the Fateh home-made submarine.