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Iran’s Army stages large-scale naval exercises in Sea of Oman, north of Indian Ocean

Yusef Jalali
Press TV, Jask

The Iranian Army's radars have spotted a hostile UAV flying 25,000 feet above its southern waters. Their mission was to strike sensitive Iranian military facilities.

The Army quickly operated its homegrown Talash missile system. This scenario was part of the last phase of a large-scale military drill held over an area, stretching from the Strait of Hormuz all the way to the Sea of Oman and north of the Indian Ocean.

The three-day maneuvers saw the deployment of several pieces of domestically built equipment, from drones and missile systems to warships, submarines and tanks. The country has been building up its defense arsenal against the backdrop of the West's arms embargoes on Tehran.

The Army says it is capable of protecting the country’s land, air and sea borders using locally developed military hardware. The Army's Air Defense Force also used its Mersad and Bavar missile systems to strike hostile air targets.

The Army also says it's working on more advanced missile systems to further bolster its deterrent power.

The naval drills engaged all of the four branches of the Iranian Army, including the Air Defense force, which has used its latest homegrown missile systems.

The Army declares that this is to boost synergy among its different units, in case of potential aggression against its territorial waters.

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