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Iran drills aim to defend nuclear facilities

02-22-2012 14:48 BJT

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Iranian media reports that the country's anti-air defence units have successfully identified and repelled a massive airstrike by mock enemy jets on the second day of air defence exercises.

The Saralah air defence exercises, started on Monday in the country's south, covering an area of about 190,000 square kilometres.

Officials at the air defence base said the purpose of the drills is to increase the country's preparedness in the face of possible attacks on densely populated areas, and its nuclear facilities.

The exercises are also aimed at enhancing the mobility of rapid response forces that engage in asymmetric warfare, and improving coordination between air defence units of various forces.



Editor:Liu Fang |Source: CNTV.CN

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