TEHRAN -- Iran, China, and Russia are set to take part in joint military maneuvers hosted by Venezuela next month as the Latin American country pushes for closer ties with Eastern allies amid tensions with the West.
According to the Center for a Secure Free Society, the military drills will be part of the 2022 edition of the International Army Games organized by Russia and hosted by several countries on an annual basis since 2015.
“In mid-August, Venezuela will host the “Sniper Frontier” competition with the participation of Russia, Iran, and China’s military, as well as at least 10 other nations,” said the report.
It went on to suggest that the drills show how the region is ready to distance itself from the unipolar world.
The report noted that the competition is a “strategic move that seeks to preposition forward-deployed military assets in Latin America and the Caribbean.
“The VRIC (Venezuela, Russia, Iran and China) nations are getting ready to make a loud statement that the region is ready to embrace the multipolar force.”
The U.S. has in recent years imposed unilateral sanctions on Iran, Venezuela, Russia and China under various flimsy pretexts, which has prompted them to build a new front aimed at confronting the U.S. and its allies.
The four allies have embarked on the path of boosting relations in different fields in defiance of the illegal sanctions, implying that the unipolar world has ended and the international community should be ready to welcome a new world order.
Russia President Vladimir Putin highlighted this in a speech on June 17 as he stressed that powerful centers other than the US are rising.
world’s most advanced helicopters are currently installed on Iranian military choppers as well.
He went on to say that his force closely monitors and detects the enemies’ munitions, air missile systems and possible anti-aircraft threats as it is improving its combat capabilities and military might.
Qorbani highlighted that different aspects of enemies’ helicopter capabilities and performance are being continuously monitored and evaluated, saying, “We are equipping and updating our systems according to organizational needs and operational requirements.”
He stated that long-range weapons, smart and precision strike missiles, radar jammers and advanced night-vision systems are among the military equipment that are mounted on Iranian Air Force helicopters.
He finally praised sustained efforts of Iranian specialists and employment of homegrown expertise for the valuable development and achievements of the Iranian Army Air Force.