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Publish Date: 15:33 - 21 October 2020
Wednesday, 21 October 2020_Iran’s Armed Forces have launched large-scale aerial drills involving electronic warfare units and featuring the country’s domestically-built air defense systems and equipment.

Iran air defense maneuvers: Forces perform massive electronic warfare drillsAir defense divisions of Iran’s Army and Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) are participating in the joint aerial maneuvers codenamed Modafean Aseman Velayat 99.

On the first day of the drills, the participating troops practiced a wide range of electronic warfare tactics.

During the exercises, the performance and capabilities of Iranian air defense systems were evaluated by simulating real electronic warfare conditions and exposing them to jamming generated by drones equipped with jammer devices.

Meanwhile, air defense units carried out jamming operations against mock hostile drones and successfully took control of them, preventing them from reaching the drill zone, which covers more than half of the country.

The maneuvers featured different types of homegrown missiles, radar systems, reconnaissance, electronic warfare and communication systems as well as an optical surveillance network.

During the first stage, the deployment of defense systems, including missile and radar systems, was drilled with an emphasis on mobility and rapid response, said Second Brigadier General Abbas Farajpour, the spokesman for the maneuvers. Also exercised during the first stage were passive defense strategy and deception techniques.

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