Iran Begins Three-day Military Exercise

The Revolutionary Guard have announced a multi-day drill to test new equipment and train forces.

An Iranian Army soldier stands guard on a military speed boat, passing by a submarine during navy exercises in the Strait of Hormuz in southern Iran on December 28, 2011.

Iran's official IRNA news agency is reporting that the country's Revolutionary Guards will begin a ground forces drill Tuesday near the Pakistani border in the southeastern part of the country.

The Sunday report quotes the chief of IRGC's ground forces, Mohammad Khakpour, as saying the three-day exercise will be carried out in four provinces and it will use and test the IRGC's latest equipment — including the guards' new helicopter unit.