(Persia Digest) – The great strategic marine exercises conducted by the IR of Iran Army called “Velayat 97” began in the Sea of Oman yesterday with a marine parade of surface and subsurface vessels and flight units.
The 3-day drills take place over a 2-million m2 stretch in the Strait of Hormuz, Sea of Oman, and northern Indian Ocean (Up to the 10 degree circuit). In addition to offensive and defensive tactical drills to protect territorial waters, roads, and flying the IR of Iran flag, other most important combat drills including the launch of sea cruise missiles, torpedoes and rocket systems on surface and subsurface vessels and flight units will also be put to the test.
Photos: Mohammad-Hossein Velayati/Fars
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