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News number: 9107132543

18:47 | 2013-01-02

Defence

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Iranian Navy Wraps Up Large-Scale Naval Drills

TEHRAN (FNA)- The Iranian Navy finished 6 days of massive naval exercises, codenamed Velayat 91, in the country's Southern waters on Wednesday.



Speaking to FNA, Spokesman of the Wargames Rear Admiral Amir Rastegari said the Iranian naval forces successfully achieved their planned objectives during the wargames.

'The Great Naval Wargames of Velayat 91' which started on Friday covered around one million square kilometers from the Strait of Hormuz to the waters up to the 18-degree latitude.

The naval drills were carried out in the Strait of Hormuz, the Sea of Oman, North of the Indian Ocean, the Gulf of Aden and Bab-el-Mandeb Strait.

During the exercises, the Navy test-fired various types of long-range missiles from coasts and navy vessels.

Different types of short and long-range coast-to-sea, surface-to-surface, surface-to-air missiles were also tested by Iranian troops and vessels. Iranian submarines also launched smart torpedoes during the drills.