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IRGC Fully Prepared to Respond to Any Threat: Commander

IRGC Fully Prepared to Respond to Any Threat: Commander

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps Aerospace Force Brigadier General Amir Ali Hajizadeh highlighted the military power of the IRGC, saying that the forces are “one hundred percent” ready to respond to any foreign threat. “We are working round-the-clock in all spheres, including (manufacturing of) ground-to-ground missiles, pilotless...

New Iranian Military Gear Brought in Operation

New Iranian Military Gear Brought in Operation

TEHRAN (Press Shia) - Iran's Army Ground Force brought 3 new homegrown products into use on Monday, including an armed remote-controlled robot designed for reconnaissance and combat operations. The new products officially became available for use in a military ceremony in Tehran on Monday morning, attended by Commander of Army Ground Force Brigadier General Ahmad Reza Pourdastan. The...

Iran Releases Video of Launch of New Ballistic Missile

Iran Releases Video of Launch of New Ballistic Missile

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Iran’s Defense Ministry on Sunday released video of the latest homegrown ballistic missile, Zolfaqar, being launched and hitting a target. The video shows Zolfaqar moving upward with a thick vapor trail and then detonating a target in the middle of a desert area.     Earlier in the day, Defense Minister Brigadier General Hossein Dehqan inaugurated the...

Iran to Develop Long-Range Ballistic Missiles to Hit Maritime Targets: DM

Iran to Develop Long-Range Ballistic Missiles to Hit Maritime Targets: DM

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Hossein Dehqan highlighted the technological advances made in the country’s missile industry, pledging that Iran will develop long-range ballistic missiles capable of hitting maritime targets. “Today, our long-range missiles can target enemy targets with an accuracy of less than 10 meters,” the defense...

Russia Seeking Iran’s Help in Making Long-Range Drones: Top Officer

Russia Seeking Iran’s Help in Making Long-Range Drones: Top Officer

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces Major General Mohammad Hossein Baqeri said Russia is seeking Iran’s assistance to acquire the technology to manufacture long-range pilotless aircraft. Speaking in an academic meeting in Tehran on Sunday, the senior commander highlighted Iran’s progress in developing long-range Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) that...

Iran Embarks on Mass Production of New Ballistic Missile

Iran Embarks on Mass Production of New Ballistic Missile

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Iran’s defense minister on Sunday inaugurated the mass production line of a newly-unveiled tactical ballistic missile, dubbed 'Zolfaqar'. Manufacturing of the homegrown ballistic missile coincides with the Sacred Defense Week, which marks the onset of the Iraqi imposed war on Iran 36 years ago. Zolfaqar runs on solid fuel and can hit the targets with pin-point...

Italian Warship Docks at Iranian Port

Italian Warship Docks at Iranian Port

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – An Italian Navy warship berthed at Iran’s southern port city of Bandar Abbas on Saturday as part of political and naval cooperation between Tehran and Rome. During their stay in Iran, Italian servicemen on board the warship, named Euro, will hold meetings with Iranian Navy officials, visit a number of Iranian islands, and learn about the Iranian Navy’s military...

Commander: Iran Detects, Shooes Away US U-2 Spy Plane

Commander: Iran Detects, Shooes Away US U-2 Spy Plane

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Iran’s Air Defense commander said his forces have detected an American U-2 reconnaissance plane and forced it to avoid the country’s airspace. Speaking at a ceremony to commemorate Iranian martyrs, held in Tehran on Thursday, Brigadier General Farzad Esmaili said the air defense forces detected the U-2 aircraft intending to violate the country’s airspace a few...

Iran Able to Hit Enemy’s “Vital Interests”: IRGC Commander

Iran Able to Hit Enemy’s “Vital Interests”: IRGC Commander

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Lieutenant Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Brigadier General Hossein Salami warned the enemies that their critical interests will be ruined if they dare damage Iran, pointing to the mass-production of missiles with pin-point accuracy. “We have gained so much power that we can hit the enemy’s vital interests,” General Salami said...

Iran Unveils Advanced Military Equipment, Missile Systems in Parades

Iran Unveils Advanced Military Equipment, Missile Systems in Parades

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps Aerospace Force Brigadier General Amir Ali Hajizadeh announced that the country put on display a number of state-of-the-art missile systems and military equipment during the nationwide parades on Wednesday. Speaking to reporters on the sidelines of a large-scale military parade in Tehran on Wednesday, Brigadier General...