Iran’s military carries out a wartime drill in the Gulf at a time when hostility is on the rise between the Islamic Republic and the United States.
On Tuesday, the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) launched a military wartime drill called Payambar-e Azam 14, aka The Great Prophet 14, in the waters of the Persian Gulf. Involved in the drill were the IRGC’s Navy and Air Force divisions, utilizing different missiles, radar technologies, unmanned air vehicles (UAV), etc. The US declared the IRGC a terror organization back in 2019.
It was revealed on Monday that the Islamic Republic had created at least one mock-US aircraft to be used as a hypothetical enemy in their annual drill, which is not surprising as tensions are continually on the rise between the two countries as a result of relentless Iranian hostility (due to the regime of the ayatollahs) and devastating US sanctions in response.
As first noted by Reuters, “The final stage of the drill called ‘Great Prophet 14’ with the participation of the Guards Navy and Air Force has started in the areas of land, air, sea and space in…the Strait of Hormuz and the Persian Gulf.”
The Strait of Hormuz, where part of the drill took place, is where a reported one-third of the world’s oil supply is exported from.