Iran Flaunts Defense Systems in War Games

4K miles of radar turned on as planes simulate attack
By Matt Cantor,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 19, 2010 10:23 AM CST
Iran Flaunts Defense Systems in War Games
This photo released by the Iranian army claims to show the launching of a missile about 140 miles east of the capital Tehran, Iran, Thursday, Nov. 18, 2010.   (AP Photo/Iranian Army)

War games are underway in Iran as the country puts its defensive prowess on display: Radar and signal detection equipment was turned on around 4,200 miles of borderland; military forces went on alert; and six planes staged a mock raid, likely simulating a US or Israeli attack on nuclear facilities, reports the Los Angeles Times. Officials called it the country’s biggest war games ever.

“We are repeatedly warned that we should be ready for any surprise attacks of the US and the Zionist regime," a draftee told the Times. "We are also told that we can demolish all of Israel in a day or so in case of any attack." Iran will soon debut a homemade Russian-style air defense system, Tehran said; experts aren't so sure about the claim.
(More Iranian military stories.)

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