Russian news agency reported Iranian Defense Minister Mostafa Mohammad Najar said on Sunday "Iran will test new armaments in a major air exercise to be held soon.
"The Air Force exercises, Protectors of Velayat Air, which will be held soon, will test the newest armaments developed by specialists of the country's defense ministry," Najar said.
The Iranian defense minister said that Iranian specialists were developing combat hardware taking into account modern threats.
Iran successfully launched last week an upgraded Shahab-3 ballistic missile as part of the Great Prophet III military exercise in the Persian Gulf and the Strait of Hormuz.
The Iranian missile tests came after the Israeli Air Force conducted military exercises involving over 100 fighters in early June.
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