Wednesday 02 December 2020
News ID: 84149
Publish Date: 25 October 2020 - 21:25
TEHRAN (Press TV) – The Iranian Army’s Ground Force has conducted a set of tactical drills in the country’s general northwestern area, using the opportunity to field its optimized new "offensive” brigades.
The Army’s Public Relations Office released a statement on Sunday, reporting successful conclusion of the exercise code-named Asheqan-e Velayat 99.
It said the drills fielded the force’s offensive mobile brigades that have been developed from former mechanized infantry brigades under the Ground Force’s "new structure.”
During the exercise, the involved units that operate as part of the Ground Force’s 164 Offensive Brigade, which is based in the city of Piranshar in West Azarbaijan Province, drilled nighttime and daytime raids "to display the [forces’] power, combat-readiness, and enhanced mobility.”
The exercise was also intended to enhance the Ground Force’s preparedness for rapid deployment and confrontation against potential sources of threat, the Army said.
The statement said the mobile brigade was being backed up during the exercise by infantry and artillery units as well as the engineers’ corps and drone squadron.
Speaking on the sidelines of the drills, Ground Force Commander, Brigadier General Kioumars Heydari, said the Ground Force’s units had undergone "profound changes” upon the instruction of Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei.
"This means that they have turned into a mobile offensive and rapid response force,” he added.
Heydari said that the Ground Force had managed to "institutionalize” self-sufficiency in various aspects, and was prepared to successfully confront any potential aggressor "within a fraction of time.”
Heydari hailed that the Ground Force had managed to "institutionalize” within itself a quest for self-sufficiency in various aspects, and was prepared to successfully confront any potential aggressor "within a fraction of time.”


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