Iran showcases missile threats as part of ‘Great Prophet 17’ drill - analysis

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Iran showcases missile threats as part of ‘Great Prophet 17’ drill - analysis
In recent weeks, Iran has also tested air defenses over Natanz and Bushehr, facilities linked to its nuclear program.
By SETH J. FRANTZMAN
Published: DECEMBER 21, 2021

Iran practiced with missiles, drones and other weapons during the second day of what it has dubbed the “17th Great Prophet” drills. In this “stage of the exercise, surface-to-surface ballistic missiles hit predetermined targets,” according to Fars News and Tasnim News. Iran said it also “simulated floating targets of the hypothetical enemy that were destroyed by firing surface-to-surface and coast-to-sea missiles.”

Iran practices with coastal defenses to shoot down drones as well. In June 2019, it shot down a US Global Hawk drone, destroying around $200 million worth of American equipment in an incident that almost caused Washington to retaliate.

Iran claims that it conducted “special operations and infiltration at the operational and strategic level, conducting operations in conditions of biological warfare, and training air defense units under an integrated network were other activities of the second day of the joint training.” In recent weeks, Iran has also tested air defenses over Natanz and Bushehr, facilities linked to its nuclear program. It is unclear why Iran is practicing for “biological warfare.”

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