Iranian army announces large-scale drone drill

Iran’s army is set to hold a “joint and large-scale” drone drill with its different divisions primarily in central Iran tomorrow, the state news agency IRNA reports.

The two-day drill will involve “hundreds of operational drones of the army’s ground, air and navy forces in the general area of Semnan [province] and different parts” of the country, IRNA says.

The Iran-manufactured drones will undertake “combat, surveillance, reconnaissance, and electronic warfare” in short and long distances flights, the agency adds.

An Iran-made drone is launched during a military drill in Jask port, southern Iran, in this picture released by Jamejam Online, on December 25, 2014. (AP Photo/Jamejam Online, Chavosh Homavandi, File)

IRNA says the army will also showcase its “achievements” regarding drone manufacture in an exhibition with the presence of high-ranking military commanders.