Jan 11, 2019, 3:32 PM
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Iran's Air Force combat UAVs to be operational

Isfahan, Jan 11, IRNA- Spokesman for the eighth drill of 'Defender of Velayat Skies' said for first time Iran’s Air Force UAVs will be operational.

The operational phase of the exercise began on Thursday morning with the presence of all military air bases and the base of the Shahid Babaee Air Base in Isfahan as its center.

Brigadier General Alireza Angizeh said, “For the first time, the Air Force combat drones are operational and destroy their targets.”

The spokesman for Iran’s Army Air Force drill announced that the Islamic Republic Army's Air Force bombers carried out night surprise operations in military maneuver codenamed 'Modafean-e-Aseman-e-Velayat 97 (The Defenders of Velayat Skies 97)'.

Brigadier General Alireza Angizeh said on Thursday that on the first day of the final round of the 8th Army Air Force's `Defenders of Velayat Skies 97' exercises, Sukhoi 24 bomber raids and Phantom destroyed predetermined targets with heavy bombardments.

He added, 'These bombers, using night surprises and at high altitudes, launched a bombing of air-to-ground (Carpet Bombing) targets against predefined targets.'

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