TEHRAN (FNA)- The Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) started massive missile wargames, codenamed Payambar-e Azam 7 (The Great Prophet 7), which include heavy missile tests in various places across the country.
The participating IRGC missile units and bases started the preparatory phase of the wargames earlier today with the transfer of equipments to specified positions.
Given the fact that the IRGC is going to test targeting hypothetical enemy air bases in desert, the IRGC missile units will take short, middle and long range missile ammunitions to different positions around the country to test their capability of hitting such bases.
Different types of Shahab 1, 2 and 3 missiles, Fateh, Tondar, Zelzal, Persian Gulf and Qiyam missiles will be tested in the wargames.
Yesterday, Commander of the IRGC Aerospace Force Brigadier General Amir Ali Hajizadeh told reporters that the wargames are scheduled to last three days.
The commander said that the IRGC will fire tens of Qiyam ballistic missiles and Persian Gulf ballistic sea missiles in the drills to test and assess their performance.
The Iranian Defense Ministry started supplying large numbers of 'Qiyam (Rise) 1' high-precision ballistic missiles to the Aerospace Force of the IRGC in May.
In early 2011, Iran started the mass-production of the Persian Gulf anti-ship missile which is designed to destroy targets and hostile forces at sea.
The supersonic projectile, which carries a 650-kilogram warhead, is immune to interception and features high-precision systems.