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Iranian Airforce preforms wide-scale air exercises.

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TEHRAN, Nov 21 (KUNA) -- The Iranian Air Force and the Revolutionary Guard

Corps will preform on Sunday the largest air exercises in the history of the

country, it was announced here on Saturday. The commander of the "Seal of the Prophets" headquarters, air defense

Brigadier General Ahmad Miqani, at a press conference held here today, said

that "the Iranian Air Force and the Revolutionary Guards will hold the largest

air exercise in the history of the country."

He noted that the air exercises will be held for five days in the western

part of the country, as part of the annual exercises preformed by the "Seal of

Prophets" headquarters for air defense. The exercises will include "the use of new systems such those for

anti-aircraft missiles, electronic warfare as well as carrying out joint

military exercises for fighter jets and reconnaissance planes," he explained. Brigadier General Ahmad Miqani said that "Iran's air forces were ready to

defend the sky of the country," affirming that "the Air Defense Forces are

responsible for sensitive installations in the country, including nuclear

facilities, and will drop any plane that violates Iranian airspace."

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Date:Nov 21, 2009
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