Codenamed Separ-e Hafezan-e Velayat 1402 (Shield of Velayat’s Guardians 1402), the drill aims to assess the performance and effectiveness of various fixed, mobile, ground-based and airborne electronic warfare systems, Press TV reported.
Units of the Iranian Army’s Ground Force, Air Force, Navy and Air Defense participated in the war game that was held in the central areas of the country.
According to Friday’s statement by the army, various tactics and operations have been successfully carried out during the drill, including identifying radio and data link communications, execution of group attack operations by micro aerial vehicles (MAVs) against defined targets, electronic operations to protect radars, and ground-based electronic operations to disrupt and deceive enemy radar systems.
Deputy Chief of Iran’s Army for Coordination, Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari, said on Thursday that the drill featured different types of indigenous electronic warfare systems, such as radars, drones, cyber and aerospace systems, manned and unmanned fighter jets, micro aerial vehicles, and fixed, mobile, land- and air-based systems.
He said that electronic warfare is a vital aspect of modern and future wars and that the Iranian Army has focused on developing its human and technological resources in this field over the past years.
The army deputy chief said that the Iranian Army has achieved significant progress and achievements in designing and manufacturing its own electronic warfare equipment, using its specialized knowledge, technical know-how and internal capabilities.