Iran has equipped its air defence unit sentinels with advanced shoulder-fired rocket launchers to boost the nation’s air defence capability.

The new man-portable air defence system was tested during the second phase of the ongoing Samen ol-Hojaj exercise at the Khatam ol-Anbia Air Defence Base, Iran.

During the mock combat drill, the sentinels fired the rockets at hostile unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs).

The exercise is being conducted to test Iran’s integrated air defence network and the operational capacities of newly developed anti-aircraft weapons.

Iran recently equipped the air defence units with the indigenous Mersad air defence missile system to enhance combat power, according to Fars News Agency.