The Iranian Army and Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) started joint aerial wargames codenamed ‘Modafe’ one Aseman-e Velayat 99′ (Guardians of Velayat’s Sky-99) on Wednesday.
“In the first phase of the drills, the expansion and deployment of defense systems including missile, radar, and defense systems with an emphasis on the mobility and rapid response of operational forces, as well as the principles of passive defense to deceive the enemy were carried out.
In the next stage, a secure and multi-layered connection has been established between the defense systems and the country’s integrated air defense network to make respond to relevant threats,” Spokesman of the Wargames General Abbas Farajpour told reporters on Wednesday.
He added that coordination, command, and control of the air defense operations of the Armed Forces to strengthen the coherent and effective air defense against any air threat in the form of an integrated air defense network and under the command and operational planning of the country’s Khatam al-Anbia Air Defense Base is one of the main objectives of the exercises.
“In the joint drills, the Army and IRGC officers will exercise side by side fighting actual threats in the Joint Operations Command (SOC) headquarters under the operational guidance and control of the country’s Air Defense Base and the direct supervision of assessors and observers of Khatam al-Anbia Air Defense Base,” General Farajpour said.
He stated that tactical and defensive action by ground-based reconnaissance and combat systems against aggressive aircraft and exercising all stages of air defense, including detection, reconnaissance, interception, combat, and electronic strike (cold firing) under the command of the country’s integrated air defense network is among the measures that will be adopted in the drills.
General Farajpour said that deployment of Fakour and Ashura tactical command and control systems, indigenous radar systems.