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News ID: 6903
Iran » Iran
Publish Date: 13:19 - 28 December 2016
Iranian armed forces successfully held the third day of a military exercise code-named Defenders of Velayat Skies 7 in southern Khark Island on Wednesday where they operationally tested performance of a home-made missile system dubbed ‘Talash’ (Endeavor).
Iran successfully test fires home-made missile in air drillIranian armed forces successfully held the third day of a military exercise codenamed Defenders of Velayat Skies 7 in southern Khark Island on Wednesday where they test fired a home-made missile system dubbed ‘Talash’ (Endeavour).

The missile system managed to destroy mock attacking aircrafts in less than a second.

The spokesman for the maneuver Brigadier General Abbas Faraj-Pour said missile systems including Mersad (Ambush) missile system deployed in the drill zone of Khark managed to test fire Shalamcheh mid-range missiles and destroyed mock intruding drones.

He further said that providing health services to people, rescue operation for local people in the drill zone and free doctor’s visit were other measures of the drill.

The maneuvers take place over an area measuring 496,000 square kilometers throughout Iran’s southern, southeastern, and southwestern parts, the skies above which constitute the country’s most frequented ones.

They involve around 17,000 military personnel. They seek to hone coordination among the different divisions of the Armed Forces employed to defend the country’s airspace.
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