In Military Drill, Iran Uses Explosive Drone To Target Mock Israeli Naval Base

January 3, 2023

On December 31, 2022, the Iranian military conducted a drill in which an explosive drone targeted a simulated Israeli Navy base.[1] The Islamic Republic's official news agency published footage of the Ababil suicide drone being launched from the IRIS Lavan, a Hengam-class landing ship. The target was a mock navy base, designed to have a similar layout to Israel's Eilat Navy Base. The drill comes as part of a series conducted by the various branches of the Iranian army, dubbed "Zolfaqar 1401".

To view the footage of the drill, click below:

The mock Israeli base targeted by an explosive drone in the Iranian military drill.

Twitter user compares the mock base to Israel's Eilat Navy base.


[1], December 31, 2022.

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