The Iranian Army’s Ground Forces hold the first phase of major military drills in the central province of Isfahan on May 23, 2014.
A senior Iranian commander says the Army’s Ground Forces will test-fire air-to-air and air-to-surface missiles mounted on drones during an upcoming specialized military exercise. Commander of the Iranian Army’s Ground Forces Brigadier General Ahmadreza Pourdastan made the remarks on Friday on the sidelines of a major missile drill code-named Beit ul-Muqaddas 26 in the central province of Isfahan. Pourdastan said the Ground Forces will hold three more specialized maneuvers, including a drone drill, by the end of the current Iranian calendar year, which ends in March 2015. The Iranian commander said reconnaissance and online imaging drones will be used in the drill, adding that air-to-air and air-to-surface missiles mounted on the aircraft will be also tested. More