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Jul 29, 2020
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In Military Exercise, Iran's IRGC Launches Ballistic Missiles from Underground Silos, Employs Drones To Attack Mock Aircraft Carrier

#8175 | 01:22
Source: Channel 1 (Iran)

On July 29, 2020, Channel 1 (Iran) aired a report about the second day of the IRGC's "Great Prophet 14" military exercise (for more about the exercise, see MEMRI TV Clip No. 8174). IRGC Aerospace Force Commander Amir Ali Hajizadeh explained that Iran launched ballistic missiles from underground silos during the exercise, and the report said that drones were employed to attack a mock aircraft carrier and its escort ships. The report showed footage of missiles being launched from land and from seacraft, as well as soldiers parachuting and rappelling onto the mock aircraft carrier.

Narrator: "From this day on, even the depths of the ground are not safe for Iran's enemies. The second day of the [IRGC's military] exercise began with the launch of ballistic missiles from the depths of the ground."

General Amir Ali Hajizadeh: "For the first time in the world, we have launched ballistic missiles from deep underground."

Narrator: "After this exhibition of power, it was the turn of the IRGC Aerospace Force's drones to destroy the mock aircraft carrier's escort ships, as well as its command bridge."

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