Iran says US planes fly near military exercise zone


On Friday, the Iranian navy said it had flown a US plane that flew near an area where military exercises were taking place near the Strait of Hormuz.

Iran says US planes fly near military exercise zone


The military said three US planes entered Iran's air defense identification zone through Iranian air force radars. A P-8, an MQ-9 drone and an RQ-4 drone were, spotted.

He added that "after ignoring the warnings of the Iranian defense system to keep away from the drill zone, the plane was diverted by an Iranian drone and left the zone" before they were detected. ۔

In June last year, an American RQ4 drone was shot down’ by Iran after violating the Islamic Republic's airspace - a claim the United States has denied.

Twice since then, the oath-takers have come to the brink of direct confrontation.

Tensions between Tehran and Washington have risen since US President Donald Trump unilaterally withdrew from a major nuclear deal in 2018 and imposed sanctions on Iran.

Animosity has escalated since US drone strikes killed senior Iranian General Qasim Soleimani outside Baghdad airport in January, prompting Iran to respond to missile strikes on US military bases in Iraq. Forced to give.

During Friday's exercise, the Iranian navy deployed homemade military equipment, including a submarine and a cruise missile, on the second day of the exercise near the strategic Strait of Hormuz.

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Named "Zulfaghar 99", the three-day exercises are taking place on waters stretching from the Indian Ocean to the eastern tip of the northern Strait of Hormuz, through which one-fifth of the world's oil is, passed’.

The military said on its website that the submarine was dubbed the "Persian" conquest - first seen in action and traveled across the Indian Ocean’.

According to Iranian media, it is equipped with about 600 tons of submarine torpedoes, landmines and cruise missiles and can stay underwater for up to 35 days at a depth of more than 200 meters (650 feet).

It was revealed’ last year that it is the first Iranian submarine in the semi-heavy category to fill the gap between its light Grader class and heavy Kilo class submarines.

The Iranian navy first unveiled a naval cruise missile from Ghader" Land in 2014, saying it had successfully hit its target at a distance of 200 km (124 miles).

Navy Commander Rear Admiral Husain Khanzadi said, "The installation of the missile system on the south coast of the country has enabled us to target any threat in any maritime area."

"It's not about the Taliban, it's about attacking a target that could be a threat to Iran," he said on state television.

Videos broadcast on state television showed the missile fired from a mobile system installed in a truck, after which the princess was thanking the crew.

The Navy said the locally built "Seymour" combat drone also destroyed its targets using "smart, precision bombs" in waters 1,000 kilometers (620 miles) away.


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