China News Service, January 14-According to a report from the Iranian National News Agency on the 13th, the Iranian Navy held a military exercise in the southern part of the country on the 13th. The exercise involved parts of the Oman Sea and the northern part of the Indian Ocean.
The Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces Bagheri and the commander-in-chief of the Iranian Army Abdul Rahim Mousavi participated in the launch ceremony of the military exercise that day.
On February 22, 2019 local time, the Iranian Navy began a three-day large-scale military exercise in waters such as the Strait of Hormuz and the Gulf of Oman.
In the first phase of the exercise, the navy's surface, sea, and flying units will be dispatched to the exercise area to implement the predetermined plan.
According to the military, the exercise will include the launch of various surface-to-surface cruise missiles, submarine-launched torpedoes, actual combat exercises of coastal and maritime special operations forces, as well as drones and electronic warfare.
The Iranian logistics ship "Mokran" participated in the exercise that day.
As one of the largest "helicopter carriers" of the Iranian Navy, the Mokran Sea Base will provide logistical support for the navy's combat fleet in international waters.
It is reported that the ship can carry 7 helicopters, carry 100,000 tons of fuel and supplies, and can sail for 1,000 days without docking.
In addition, it is also equipped with the latest data collection system to process and analyze information and provide it to the coastal command and control center.
Cavani, a spokesperson for the military exercise, said that the exercise will allow the military to assess the effective response of the troops in the face of possible threats from the enemy, timely make up for the weaknesses exposed during the exercise and improve the combat capabilities of the troops.
This military exercise is the third exercise of the Iranian armed forces this month after the Iranian army’s large-scale drone exercises and the Revolutionary Guard’s paramilitary “Baschi” maritime exercise.