A US-based military analyst says Iran’s ongoing massive military maneuver involving the Army and the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) shows the readiness of the country and its military self-reliance.
Omar Lamrani, a military analyst with the Texas-based global Security think tank Stratfor said “The Iranians are demonstrating to themselves and the world that their air defenses are at the highest state of readiness,” US News reported on Monday.
Referring to the seven-day, Modafe'an-e Aseman-e Velayat 4 (Defenders of the Velayat Sky 4) maneuver, Lamrani said Iran aims to demonstrate and develop its existing capabilities by holding the drill.
"What we know for sure is they are making progress," the analyst said. "They are becoming more independent from foreign markets."
The massive war simulation was launched in Iran’s South Khorasan Province located east of the country on Monday.
Radar air defense and missile systems as well as tapping, artillery and surveillance systems will be employed during the first stage of the maneuver.