9th IRGC naval maneuver kicks off

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The 9th major naval maneuver of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC), codenamed “the Great Prophet 9” has started in the Strait of Hurmoz and Persian Gulf region.

According to IRIB World Service, the Commander of Islamic Revolution Guards Corps, Major General Mohammad Ali Jafari, announced the start of this naval maneuver, with different naval units of IRGC starting these war games throughout the waters of Persian Gulf and Strait of Hurmoz.

The first operation was an attack on a makeshift plane carrier which was located in the Strait of Hurmoz.

This makeshift plane carrier was first targeted by four powerful coast-to-sea missiles.

In the next operation, IRGC speedboats fired twelve missiles, which were considered globally unique in the view of military experts.

Also, a chopper, which was equipped with smart missiles, showcased its capacities at the scene of these naval war games, aiming at targets and firing missiles.

The important fact in these war games is the mobility of all of IRGC naval missile systems which become operational in a short interval, catching the enemy off guard, and aiming at the related targets.

In these war games, more than thirty vessels mined a large area in ten minutes.

Two long-range ballistic missiles and a surface-to-surface missile were tested in these naval war games.

Naval combat against hypothetical vessels, exercise of air defense in Greater and Lesser Tunbs and Abu Mousa Islands, flight of IRGC drones, and control of all radar, electronic, and missile systems in these islands with the use of drones are the other phases of this maneuver.

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