|Iran, Oman to hold joint naval exercise||
TEHRAN – Iran plans to hold naval exercises with Oman in the near future, the commander of the Iranian Navy announced on Saturday.
“The Iranian Navy’s joint exercise with Oman will be held after the Velayat-92 naval exercise in Esfand (February 20, 2013-March 20, 2013),” Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari said.
From December 28, 2012 to January 2, 2013, Iran held the Velayat-91 naval exercise in an area covering about one million square kilometers from the east side of the Strait of Hormuz in the Gulf of Oman to the northern Indian Ocean.
The six-day maneuvers were conducted in international waters and the country’s territorial waters with the participation of various units of the Iranian Navy.
The war games were held to test the country’s new defense and missile systems, combat vessels, submarines, drones, and torpedoes, and provide naval forces with the opportunity to perform combat and reconnaissance missions, repel mock attacks, and practice countering electronic warfare measures.
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