Iran’s air defenses conducted drills on Tuesday on countering electronic and cyber warfare, the Revolutionary Guard air defense headquarters announced.

Brigadier General Ghader Rahimzadeh, commander of the joint air defenses headquarters said that on the first day of drills dubbed Sky Defenders, units from Iran’s traditional army air defenses, IRGC Aerospace Force and the Air Force experimented with various tactics of countering electronic and cyber warfare.

Rahimzadeh said the drills aimed to evaluate the impact of possible electronic warfare of an adversary on Iran’s air defense radars. He added that the exercise was successful in identifying targets in an “environment of electronic warfare.” He added that locally manufactured electronic warfare equipment is being used in this exercise. In this stage jamming drones were used to test anti-aircraft interception systems and the stable operation of radars.

He added that “successful tests were conducted” on how to jam the adversary’s electronic warfare drones.

Iran’s radar systems, some based on domestic technology are not as advanced as need be in case of engagement with a technologically superior adversary.

Iran conducted major ground exercises last week on its northwestern borders near the Republic of Azerbaijan, after tensions flared up between the two counties.

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