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Army Ground Forces to hold major drill in southeast Iran

A senior Iranian military commander says the Army's Ground Forces will stage a major military maneuver in the southeastern parts of the country with the aim of boosting their combat readiness.

Brigadier General Kiomars Heidari, the new Commander of the Iranian Army's Ground Forces, told IRIB on Friday that the three-day drill will start on Sunday in an area of 200,000 square meters.

This maneuver will be staged at three tactical phases with the use of state-of-the-art equipment, Heidari said.

He added that such modern equipment had been deployed in previous drills but the Iranian Ground Forces have upgraded their quality and will study their new precision and range during the upcoming exercise.

The commander noted that the Ground Forces plan to test different techniques and tactics developed by young Iranian officers.

In recent years, Iran has made major breakthroughs in its defense sector and attained self-sufficiency in producing important military equipment and systems.

The Army's Ground Forces are responsible for maintaining the country's territorial integrity, Heidari said.

He emphasized that given the features of the wars in the future, the Army's Ground Forces must have the capability to counter any potential act of aggression by enemies in the shortest possible time.

Source: Press TV

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